H1B Work Visa General Information: The H1B Visa enables professionals in
"Specialty Occupations" to make a valuable contribution to the American economy.
A maximum of 65,000 H1B Visas are issued every year. The H1B Visa is issued for
up to three years but may be extended. This provides a maximum stay of six
years. The H1B Visa holder can apply for a Green Card if a company wants to
sponsor his/her application.
H1B Work Visa Eligibility Requirements: The H1B Non-Immigrant Work Visa may be
issued to applicants seeking temporary work in a "Specialty Occupation" which
requires the skills of a professional. "Specialty Occupations" include e.g.
accounting, computer analysts, programmers, database administrators, web
designers, engineers, financial analysts, doctors, nurses, scientists,
architects and lawyers. The petitions are submitted by employers based on their
need for the non-U.S.-resident employee. The applicant may possess a bachelor's
degree or requisite experience to make up for the lack of a master’s degree.
Other Work Visas:
- If you do not have the required college education, you can apply for an H2B Work Visa
- Australian citizens are eligible for E3 Treaty Professional Visas
- There are two types of
Work Visas available for Registered Nurses
- Canadian and Mexican citizens are also eligible for
TN Work Visas