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Earlier in 2010, the United States Government increased the fees for companies applying for the H1B visa, while fees for immigrant H1B processing also increased. However, the fee increases were extremely small, and in some cases the fees only increased by only $5.
As of December 10th, 2010, there were over 15,000 H1B visas still available, which may extend into January 2011 if they are not all taken. However, the numbers are dwindling quickly so it may be wise to contact an immigration lawyer as soon as possible if an H1B visa is right for you.
The H1B visa is a temporary skilled worker visa. It is for specialty occupations, so it is most likely that each job will require post-secondary education. The requirements for the H1B visa are:
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If the job through which someone was granted an H1B visa was terminated by the employer, the applicant has more options than with other visas: they can find another employer or they can change their visa status to another non-immigrant visa type.
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