How can I obtain an H1B work visa for the United States?
Are you a foreign national who is interested in a United States work visa? The H1B work visa is an attractive option for both foreign nationals and the country of the United States itself. It allows foreign nationals who have specialized skills to work in the United States and benefit the United States economy while boosting the country’s innovation.
The H1B work visa requires that the applicant has a job offer in a specialty occupation, which is an occupation that requires the applicant have special skills and in some cases a certain level of education that not everyone has – in other words, not just anyone can do this job and you need to have the relevant qualifications and experience.
One of the main stumbling blocks with an H1B work visa is that there is only a certain number of them given out every year. The H1B work visa applications for the fiscal year 2014 were open in April, and the quota was filled within just a few days.
How can I apply for an H1B work visa?
If you want to apply for an H1B work visa, you can begin getting ready now. You will need a number of documents as well as an existing job offer in the United States, while your employer will also have to prepare a certain number of supporting documents for your application including a prevailing wage determination, an employer’s attestation and an employer’s petition.
If you do not think you qualify for an H1B work visa, or you want to work in the United States sooner, there are many different United States work visas that may be relevant to your situation.
Navigating all of the different types of United States work visas and applying for them can be complicated. To ensure that you apply properly and only set yourself up for success, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance. We can help!
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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