H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa
About the H-1B Temporary Worker Visa
The H-1B specialty occupation visa is intended for individuals who work
in positions that require an advanced educational degree such as a master's
degree, a doctorate or an equivalent degree or accreditation. In addition,
certain other individuals may be eligible for this type of business visa,
including people who are engaged in government-to-government research
and development or who are involved in certain types of projects through
the United States Department of Defense. The H-1B visa is also provided
for fashion models who have achieved a level of distinguished merit and
ability in the field.
Nonimmigrant Visa for Specialty Occupation Workers
The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa; it is not for individuals who are
coming to the U.S. for the purposes of taking up permanent residence with
a green card and pursuing the path to naturalization and citizenship.
Instead, it is only valid for a limited period of time. Before an individual
may apply for a specialty occupation visa, he or she must be the subject
of an approved Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, which has
been filed by an employer who is sponsoring the application and is offering
a work position to the prospective visa holder. Prior to filing the Form
I-129, the employer must obtain labor certification from the Department
of Labor by demonstrating that the position cannot reasonably be filled
by hiring someone out of the local labor pool.
Immigration Lawyers in Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina
At Fayad Law, P.C., we understand the importance of being able to carry
out the entire process of applying for an H-1B visa with a minimum of
difficulty and delay, and our Fairfax, Virginia immigration lawyers are
prepared to work tirelessly to assist you. With more than 20 years of
experience, we are capable of addressing any complications that might
arise along the way and we will do everything we can to ensure that you
or your future employee receive the H-1B visa as soon as possible. Our
goal is to help you and your business, so contact our firm today!