Overview: H-1B Visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign professionals in specialty occupations for three years, extendable to six years.
Family: Spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age could apply for H-4 non-immigrant visa. They do not have work authorization under H-4 status.
Green Card Intent: Dual Intent is permitted. (Doctrine of Dual Intent allows visa holders to enter the U.S. while simultaneously seeking lawful permanent resident status (green card status)).
H1B Visa Qualification
To qualify for H1B Visa, the foreign professional must hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university in the specialty occupation. If the foreign professional holds a foreign degree, then that degree must be determined to be the educational equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
The foreign professional may also obtain an educational equivalence through a combination of education, specialized training or progressive work experience. Three years of specialized experience is generally considered equivalent to one year of college education.
For example, if a foreign professional has a three-year associate degree, he or she must at least have 3 year of relevant post-graduate experience to be qualified for H1B Visa.
H1B Visa Occupation
The H1B visa is designed to be used for foreign workers in “specialty occupations”, which require theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor.
The occupation list includes, but not limited to, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, biotechnology, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts. The “specialty occupations” also require the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as a minimum.
Examples: IBM, Amazon, EBay, Microsoft, Deloitte, Dallas ISD and many more.
2019 H1B Visa Report: You can search companies by Zip Code or City
Companies in Dallas area: Showing number of Visas issued and Average Salaries
Example: Deloitte had 600 + Visas issued in 2019
Below is a breakdown of the job roles they were hiring for:
Other Reference Sites:
How to Apply: https://www.myvisajobs.com/H1B_Visa.aspx
Changes to H1B Visa’s announced Jan 2019: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2019/01/02/recent-changes-to-the-h1b-visa-program-and-what-is-coming-in-2019/#28369c624a81
Ways to work in the US with a student Visa: https://www.hccmis.com/blog/study-abroad/4-ways-to-work-in-the-us-with-a-student-visa/
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