Employers who are looking to hire foreign workers with special expertise or professional experience in a given field are often able to bring these workers to the United States with an H-1B visa. This non-immigrant visa is good for 6 years, and is often given to professionals working in fields that require specialized education and experience, such as fields related to science, medicine, architecture, and engineering.
Individuals cannot apply for this visa themselves; rather, an employer in the U.S. must apply for this visa for an employee they wish to bring to the U.S. If you are an employer looking to bring a specialty worker to the U.S., you likely have a number of other important responsibilities on your plate. Let the H-1B visa attorneys at AmLaw Group handle all of your immigration concerns for you. We have years of experience with the U.S. immigration system, and we know what it takes to get your petition filed correctly and on time.
Eligibility Requirements for the H-1B Visa
In order to qualify for the H-1B visa, an applicant must demonstrate that the worker is truly a specialized worker. This can be established in several different ways, including:
- The applicant can possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree or higher, either from an accredited U.S. university or a foreign institution
- The applicant can have specialty training and experience in a given occupation that is equivalent to completing a degree, and can demonstrate expertise and achievement in their field as evidenced by increasing levels of responsibility in a job that is related to his or her specialty
- The applicants can hold a certification, registration, or license that allows them to practice their specialization in the state to which they are planning on re-locating
Determining if a given job or candidate meets the qualifications for an H-1B visa can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Fortunately, the experienced immigration lawyers at AmLaw Group are ready and able to make this process as fast and simple for you as possible, allowing you to focus your attention on more important matters.
Contact an H-1B Visa Attorney to Learn More
Our qualified H-1B visa lawyers can be an invaluable asset for individuals seeking to bring an experienced and specialized worker to the U.S. on an H-1B visa; we have the training, experience, and resources necessary to help you navigate and establish the often-complicated process of applying for and securing an H-1B visa. To discuss the details of your situation, call AmLaw Group today at (305) 509-6400.