Professionals in Specialty Occupations and Fashion Models
The H1B visa category allows organizations with a Federal Identification Number/IRS tax number to employ a foreign professional to work in a specialty occupation for up to six years. Examples of specialty occupations include accountant, computer analyst, engineer, financial analyst, scientist or architect. . H1b Visa
Benefits of the H1B Visa
A. You do not have to maintain foreign residence and show intent to return to your home country while applying for the visa
B. Your dependents can stay with you as long as you maintain your H-1B status. They can also attend school
C. You can freely travel in and out of the U.S. provided you have a valid visa
Applying for the H1B Visa
You cannot apply for an H-1B visa as an individual. A U.S. employer has to sponsor your H-1B visa. To sponsor you, the employer must:
File a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the U.S. Department of Labor
File USCIS Form I-129, Petition for nonimmigrant worker with
H supplement and supporting documentation and the approved LCA with the USCIS
If you are overseas, you must take the H-1B approval notice to the American Consulate to obtain the H1B visa. If you are already in the U.S., you can start working for your employer as soon as you receive the H-1B approval notice.
Note: If you are currently on H1B Visa status, then you can start working upon filing of the new petition.