Yes. The H-1B classification requires that the occupation itself normally require at least a Bachelor’s degree. However, you may establish that you qualify for the H-1B classification based on your professional experience. The experience is generally documented through letters from past employers that show progression to more responsible duties through the years of employment. In […]
An H-1B petition may be valid for up to three years. H-1B petition may be extended for an additional period of up to three years, to a maximum of six years. At the end of the sixth year, the individual must return home for a year before obtaining any new H-1B visas if the individual […]
If your petition was not chosen in the H-1B lottery, you may have some options. If you are a STEM student, you may qualify for an additional 17 months OPT Employment Authorization Document extension. The extension will give you an opportunity to continue working and apply for an H-1B again the following year. If you […]
I already hold an H-1B status in the United States. Do I still need to pay attention to the April 1st deadline?
No. If you already hold an H-1B status in the United States, you have already been counted towards the cap (unless you were previously employed by an institution of higher education or an entity affiliated with an institution of higher education). Because you have already been counted, you do not need to be counted again. […]
No. Because the H-1B visa is employer specific, you may not be employed by a new employer until the new employer files a new H-1B petition on your behalf. Because you are already in H-1B status, you do not need to wait for the new H-1B petition to be approved and can start work as […]