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Can a gallery curator be considered a “specialty occupation” and does this fall under the requirements for a H1-B visa?

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I have been invited to Miami for their Art Basel as a gallery curator. My employer will need me in the country 8 months prior to the week-long event for organization and event co-ordination. Can a gallery curator be considered a “specialty occupation” and does this fall under the requirements for a H1-B visa?

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  1. Fadi Minawi on Jan 17, 2014 Reply

    Hi there – it is certainly possible for an gallery curator to be considered a “specialty occupation.” According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook – “Most archivist, curator, and conservator positions require a master’s degree related to the field in which they work. People often gain experience by working or volunteering in archives and museums. Museum technicians must have a bachelor’s degree.”

    Since a Master’s degree is required for most positions, then this can certainly qualify as a specialty occupation depending on the duties involved. The applicant will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent to qualify.

    An H-1B application has several aspects to it that needs to be correctly done. In most cases, it is well worth it to have an attorney working alongside the employer in completing this application.

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