An H-1B visa enables foreign professionals to work in the United States. This visa allows employers to hire qualified foreign workers in specialty occupations on a temporary basis. In order to be eligible for the H-1B visa, the U.S. employer and the foreign professional must follow the terms and conditions of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
If you are interested in obtaining an H-1B visa in Pennsylvania, The Law Offices of Rosina C. Stambaugh is committed to helping employers and potential employees get the results they desire. Our York immigration lawyer has an extensive knowledge of the U.S. immigration system to guide you through the complex legal process.
To qualify for an H-1B visa, a valid employer-employee relationship is determined by whether the U.S. employer may fire, pay, fire, supervise or otherwise control the work of the H-1B worker. In addition, the job you wish to apply for needs to be a “specialty occupation.” You need to have a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from an accredited college or university.
It is important to remember that this type of visa is limited to an annual cap of 65,000 visas every fiscal year. There are some exemptions available, such as having a U.S. master’s degree or higher or if the H-1B worker is employed or petitioned on behalf of a government research organization, nonprofit entity, or institute of higher education.
H-1B workers may legally stay in the U.S. for three years. Furthermore, the time period can be extended up to six years and nothing more. Let our York immigration attorney review your case and determine all of your available legal options in order to achieve your professional goals.
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