H-1B visa is a non-immigration visa that allows you to work in the USA.
The H-1B visa is valid for three years for the first time, you can then
apply for an extension of another three years. After six years, you may
be able to apply for more extensions in one year increments. You can
for the H-1B visa yourself, but you must have a job offer in the US. A
US employer must be the sponsor, which means a representative of the employer
has to sign your paperwork. During your H-1B period, you can apply
for a permanent resident visa, the green card, by file an immigration
When you have a job offer from a US employer, you
can start to apply
for an H-1B visa. Applying an H-1B visa is relatively simple (compare
the green card application) as it ought to be. Some lawyers or web
intentionally describe the process to be much more complicated than it
be. It only takes three steps and involves two government agencies:
of Labor and USCIS. The process is routine to both agencies, the result
Our H-1B do-it-yourself kit is an electronic
file which details
the three steps. It will tell you skills and places where special
is needed. It has samples and all necessary forms as well as premium
kit includes do-it-yourself instructions that are easy to follow.
is complete and precise.
kit is $58.
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About the Numerical
Cap on H1B visas
each fiscal year
(from October to next September), the H1B numerical cap is 65,000. In
the past years, the cap would be reached by April or May, then the USCIS
would stop accepting new H1B applications. Also USCIS will accept new
H1B applications 6 months before the next fiscal year starts. Certain
organizations such as higher education (both teaching and research
positions), and non-profit organizations are exempted from the
numerical cap. Extension, renewal or transferring of the existing H1B
visas does not count towards the cap.
strongly suggested to file your application in the month of
April for new H1B visas if the cap was reached early last
year. You need to prepare the application in March.
your application is blocked by the cap, the alternative would be O-1 visa or L-1 visa. L-1
visa has some strict requirements, you
must have worked for a period of no less than one year
outside the United States for an employer with a qualifying
relationship to the
(subsidiary or parent company) prior to your application. If you are
coming to an existing office in the US, your L-1 visa can be issued for
up to 3 years, if you are coming to a new office in the US, your L-1
visa can only be issued for up to 1 year.
the fiscal year
2005, Oct. 2004 to Sept. 2005, the H-1B provisions of the
Omnibus Appropriations Act added 20,000 visas for the H1B visa with
conditions. These conditions are you must have a Master or higher
degree from a U.S. institutions and the employer needs to
pay the American Competitiveness
and Workforce Improvement fee of
Petitioners who employ no more than 25 full-time equivalent employees,
any affiliate or subsidiary, may pay a reduced fee of $750. In
addition, the petitioner has to pay a
new Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee of $500. Other than petitions to
amend or extend stay filed by an
existing H-1B or L employer, there are no exemptions from the $500 fee.
fees are in
addition to the base processing fee of $185 and any premium processing
fee, if applicable. The new rules will be implemented starting May 12,
explanation and updates will be provided in the H1B do-it-yourself kit.