H-1B visa approval rates are higher in FY21 as demand rises for tech talent in the U.S.

 

Are you a foreign citizen working as a doctor, lawyer, architect, computer programmer, or research scientist?

If you have at least a baccalaureate or bachelor’s degree and your profession requires highly specialized skills, this visa may be the right one for you!

What is an H-1B Visa?

 The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant, employment-based visa approved by the USCIS only for individual professionals who are temporary workers looking to work in the U.S. for a particular employer. 

 An essential requirement for obtaining an H-1B visa is to ensure that the job qualifies as a “specialty occupation” such as computer professionals, architects, medical doctors (who have passed their USMLE exams), civil engineers, lawyers, researchers, and marketing professionals. 

Every year, up to 65,000 new H-1B visas are issued, with an additional 20,000 being available to those individuals who received a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution of higher education. To get this visa, the employer must offer such an employee in the U.S. and sponsor a petition with the U.S. Immigration Department. Once approved by USCIS, this petition can serve as a work permit for the mentioned employer.

 In June 2020, the U.S. Immigration Department overturned two policy memos relating to adjudicating some H-1B visa positions based on the settlement with the U.S.-based IT Industry Body, IT Serve Alliance.

 Recently, in F.Y. 2021, it is seen that the demand for H-1B visas for employees has increased, mainly focusing on technology talent. 

 According to the Economic Times, “Approval rates for H-1B visas in the quarter to June and in the first three quarters of the U.S. financial year were 98.1% and 97%. Respectively, compared to about 84% in 2018 and 2019 during the previous Donald Trump administration which had fallen during the Trump administration as the USCIS started rejecting a higher number of visa applications or asking for additional supporting documents to be submitted.”

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Or for more information and advice on U.S. immigration law and U.S. visa applications, please get in touch with us 📞 (718) 577-0711 or Email: info@gehilaw.com 

 

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