H-1B Work Visas
The job must meet one of the following criteria to qualify as a specialty occupation:
The foreign worker must meet one of the following criteria:
Examples of specialty occupations that would qualify for a H-1B work visa:
Initial period of authorized stay for H-1B worker is 3 years, with an extension possible for a total maximum of 6 years. The employer is liable for the reasonable costs of worker's return transportation if employer terminates H-1B employment before the end of your period of authorized stay. However, the employer will not be responsible for the costs of return transportation if the H-1B worker voluntarily resign his or her position.
The H-1B visa has an annual numerical limit "cap" of 65,000 visas each fiscal year (October 1 - September 30). The first 20,000 petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher are exempt from the cap. Additionally, H-1B workers who are petitioned for or employed at an institution of higher education or its affiliated or related nonprofit entities or a nonprofit research organization, or a government research organization are not subject to this numerical cap. In 2008, and again, in 2013, all 65,000 visas were used during the first 5 days of the fiscal year.
H-1B worker's spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age may seek admission in the H-4 nonimmigrantclassification. Family members in the H-4 nonimmigrant classification may not engage in employment in the United States. If the derivative familial relationship terminates (through divorce or legal separation), H-4 visa also automatically terminates.
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