Dallas ISD Human Capital Managment Visa Department

  • Dallas ISD H-1B Visa Department

    Dallas Independent School District will sponsor H1B visas for the 2024-2025 school year for Elementary Bilingual (English/Spanish) teachers.

    To be considered for an H-1B visa you must have:

    •  A valid Texas teaching certificate and
    •  A job offer from one of our campuses or having received an Early Contract from our Recruitment Team 

    For any candidate to be considered for an H-1B visa, you will have to provide documentation that you meet the following requirements: 

    1st Minimum Requirement – English Language Proficiency

    • If you have a degree (BA, Masters, Ph.D.) within the continental U.S., you do not need to take the TOEFL. If you did not graduate from a university within the continental U.S., you must prove your English proficiency by passing the TOEFL iBT.
    • Visit the TEA website to review the list of countries exempt from TOEFL.
    • The State of Texas requires the following scores on each section of the TOEFL ibt exam to prove you are proficient in the English language.
      • Speaking – 24
      • Listening – 22
      • Reading – 22
      • Writing – 21

    2nd Minimum Requirement – Credentials

    3rd Minimum Requirement – Certification

      • If you are not currently certified as a teacher in your country or certified in your country without a U.S. Social Security Number, you will need to be accepted into an alternative certification program and be eligible for the probationary/intern certificate.

    To learn more, visit Becoming a Classroom Teacher in Texas 

    Once you have met the minimum requirements above, you will be able to obtain an interview with a Dallas ISD recruiter. If an Early Contract is obtained, your case will be forwarded to the Visa Team to assess eligibility for an H-1B visa process. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email futureteacher@dallasisd.org. We look forward to working with you in Dallas ISD. Thank you!

    Did you miss our information sessions? Register for the next one conducted online! Information can be found at www.dallasisd.org/visa          

  • Online Information Sessions


    The Dallas ISD Visa and Recruitment Team will be hosting online information sessions.

    If this is your first time learning about the H-1B visa minimum requirements, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the process of becoming an elementary bilingual teacher with Dallas ISD. 

    Register for the next one conducted online! Information can be found at www.dallasisd.org/visa     

  • Contact Us

    Questions regarding our visa programs? 

    You may contact us via email at visa@dallasisd.org.   


    Dallas Independent School District 

    ATTN: Human Capital Management Visa Dept.
    9400 N Central Expressway, 14th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75231