Nobody will deny that sometimes our work makes us bored, to sit up endlessly in the office staring at your computer monitor is not a work we are dreaming about. Everybody dreams of a better life. Have you ever thought about combining working and traveling?
The H-1B Visa can help your dream come true!
Business companies from the U.S. use the H-1B Visa program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, including, but not limited to: engineers, scientists, or computer programmers ( to see list of all specialty occupations, watch our video below).
Speaking about working immigration, there is an interesting fact that in 2012, there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States. 473,015 of these admissions were workers in specialty occupations! The H-1B Visa has current annual numerical limit, or cap, of 65,000 visas per fiscal year.
There are 3 types of H-1B Visa:
- H-1B1 is for employers, who want temporarily employ workers from Chile and Singapore.
- H-1B2 is for DOD ( Department of Defense) Researcher and Development Project Worker.
- H-1B3 is for Fashion Models.
For those who will earn at least a master’s degree from U.S. Academic institution, additional will be available annually 20,000 H-1B Visas.
How to get a H-1B Visa? This is actually easier than it seems!
For getting H-1B Visa you will need:
- Passport (valid for 60 days beyond the expiration date, printed on the immigration visa);
- Photo (you can find information about required photo, watching our Video).
- To fill Non-immigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160 and your potential employer need to fill Form-129 (must be approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
- Pay your attention to the required feeds: $190 non-refundable visa application fee, $325 filing fee for the petition for a Non-immigrant Worker.
After all, apply for your visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country.
An H-1B worker who has been fired, laid off, or resigns from his or her employment loses H-1B status immediately.
Be aware that there are some requirements for employee.One of them is to have a U.S. bachelor’s or higher degree, you may have a foreign degree that is the equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree in your specialty occupation ( to find out about another requirements, please watch our video).
H-1B Visas are typically valid for 3 years and can be easily extended for an additional 3 years.
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As the process of getting H-1B Visa is not so hard, probably, your desire to work in the United States will rise up and you’ll start actions for new life. To see list of all specialty occupations, required documents and forms for Visa application, you are welcome to watch our video: