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H-1B / H1B1 Skilled Worker Visa

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The H-1B/H1B1 visa applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, such as services relating to the Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished ability.

Here is United States Citizen and Immigration Service Eligibility Criteria:

The job must meet one of the following criteria to qualify as a specialty occupation:

For you to qualify to accept a job offer in a specialty occupation you must meet one of the following criteria:

Frequently Asked Questions

The H-1B/H1B1 visa is designed for individuals who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation in the U.S. This can include roles related to the Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development projects or services as a distinguished fashion model.
A specialty occupation is one that typically requires a bachelor’s or higher degree for entry. The role should be so specialized and complex that the knowledge needed usually aligns with the attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree.
Yes, if you hold a foreign degree, it must be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s or higher degree in the specialty occupation to be considered for H-1B visa eligibility.
If you don’t possess a degree, you can still qualify if you have education, training, or progressively responsible experience in the specialty that equates to the completion of a degree. Additionally, recognition of expertise through progressively responsible positions related to the specialty can also be considered.
Yes, there is an annual cap on the number of H-1B visas issued each fiscal year. However, certain exemptions exist, such as for individuals employed at institutions of higher education or related entities.
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