H-1B Visa

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. According to current immigration laws, the H-1B visa is subject to annual numerical limitations: the current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000 new visas for foreign workers in professional or specialty occupations, and an additional 20,000 visas for for individual with an advanced degree from a U.S. academic institution. This allows for a total of 85,000 new H-1B visas each governmental fiscal year. There is usually more applications than is allowed by law. However, there are exceptions in which the numerical new visas limitations do not apply. Because of the high demand for H1B visas and the low numerical limits on how many the government can grant make sure to contact an experienced immigration attorney to help you with your case. Time is of the essence, contact us now.

Unfortunately, once the visa cap has been reached, USCIS will stop accepting H-1B petitions for that fiscal year and will not accept new applications until April of the following fiscal year. Thus, it is important for the U.S. Employer to contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to avoid missing the application deadline.

If you want to verify if you potential employee meets the H-1B qualifications please call us today for an appointment with an experienced immigration lawyer.