H-1B Visas For Individuals In Specialized Occupations
An H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that is available for people who want to take advantage of a specialty occupation employment opportunity in the United States. They are a special form of visa, available only to individuals who have a college degree or equivalent training in a specialized field. The work they are pursuing must be in the same field as their area of study.
Over the past several years, H-1B visas have grown in popularity as employers in the United States are looking abroad to recruit talent from other countries. H-1B visas have been most commonly used to recruit talent in areas such as engineering, technology, development or a science-related area.
If you have been offered a job in the United States and need a visa to accept, talk to an attorney at Mark A. Perez, Attorney at Law Our firm has extensive experience handling a variety of immigration matters in Dallas and throughout Texas. We have a thorough understanding of immigration laws, and we know what is necessary to get your application approved and processed quickly. To speak with an attorney, you can reach our firm online or call us directly at 214-646-1557.
Do not miss your opportunity. There are a limited number of H-1B visas available each year, and they go fast! Make sure you have what you need to get your visa approved. Call now!
Who Qualifies For An H-1B Visa?
While there are exceptions for certain public or nonprofit positions, most H-1B visa applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:
- An accepted job offer with an U.S. employer who will petition for the visa
- The job must be for a specialty occupation that requires a high level of technical or complex knowledge usually involving a bachelor’s degree.
- The job must be related to your field of study
- The wage you will earn must meet the prevailing wage for your occupation.
H-1B visas are good for three years and may be extended for up to six years.
Why You Should Hire A Lawyer When Applying For An H-1B Visa
There are several reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney for an H-1B visa. The first reason is that the process itself is very complex. In addition to the paperwork, there are different fees involved, and it is important to understand what those fees will get you. The next reason is that there are a limited number of H-1B visas granted each year, and there is a lot of competition to get them. Having a lawyer on your side can make all of the difference between getting one and having to wait a year.
Timing Is Everything. Call An Immigration Lawyer Now.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services only accepts roughly 65,000 visas per year starting on April 1. That may sound like a lot, but that quota is usually reached within a week or two. Timing is critical. To make sure you have a chance at obtaining an H-1B visa, call Dallas immigration attorney Mark A. Perez at 214-646-1557.