The H-1B visa is for workers who will perform in a specialty occupation. A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge along with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. For example, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts are specialty occupations.
If the applicant has a college degree or work experience and the job requires a college degree, then the applicant should be able to obtain an H-1B visa.
Spouses and children of H1B visa holders may enter and remain in the US in H-4 status. H4 visa holders may attend school in the US but cannot accept employment.
Foreign professionals with specialized knowledge, such as scientists, engineers, programmers, research analysts, management consultants, journalists, accountants, and others with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
An H1B classification may be granted to an alien who:
1. Will perform services in a specialty occupation which requires theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and attainment of a baccalaureate or higher degree or its equivalent as a minimum requirement for entry into the occupation in the United States, and who is qualified to perform services in the specialty occupation because he or she has attained a baccalaureate or higher degree or its equivalent in the specialty occupation;
2. Based on reciprocity, will perform services of an exceptional nature requiring exceptional merit and ability relating to a DOD cooperative research and development project or a coproduction project provided for under a Government-to-Government agreement administered by the Secretary of Defense;
3. Will perform services in the field of fashion modeling and who is of distinguished merit and ability.
If you are interested in obtaining an H1B Visa but do not have an employer to sponsor you, we can help.