The H1B visa is for specialized workers with a qualifying job offer in the US from an authorized sponsor.
The H1B Visa is the main visa allowing individuals from across the world to work in the US. The H1B route is however subject to an annual visa cap, and is consistently oversubscribed.
To improve your prospects of securing an H1B visa, you will need to ensure you satisfy all of the H1B visa requirements, including having an offer of employment from a qualifying US sponsor, and that your application follows the strict H1B application process.
All foreign nationals are required to gain permission to work legally in the US.
The H1B visa is the most popular route to work in the US. It allows US companies to employ graduate-level workers in occupations that require specialist skills and expertise in fields such as in IT, finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, medicine.
The US employer files for the H1B Visa in the US, which has a duration of up to 6 years.
A key benefit of the H1B visa is that, unlike many other US visas, holders can become eligible to apply for a green card.
It is important to note the H1B visa class is capped. Allocations are quickly taken up by companies bringing in employees for long-term assignment in the US. Seek advice from an immigration specialist to understand all appropriate immigration options open to you which may offer better prospects of being granted a visa.
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