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H-1B Visas

Are you a foreign citizen working as a doctor, lawyer, architect, software engineer or research scientist? If you are a professional with a specialty occupation who wants to work in the U.S., Gehi & Associates can assist you.

If you have at least a baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree and your profession requires highly specialized skills, an H-1B visa may be the right one for you! An H-1B visa is available to individual professionals who are looking to work in the U.S. for a particular employer. H-1B visa applicants must first register to apply for their visa. The registrations are selected through two lotteries occurring annually. For the fiscal year 2022, 87,500 visas were selected in the first visa lottery, while an additional 27,717 registrations will be selected by November 3, 2021. In total, up to 115,217 H-1B visas will be issued.

The most important requirement for obtaining an H-1B visa is to ensure that the job qualifies as a “specialty occupation.” Specialty occupations are those that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, calling for completion of a specific course of higher education. Some examples of specialty occupations are computer professionals, architects, medical doctors (who have passed their USMLE exams), civil engineers, lawyers, researchers, and marketing professionals. These occupations usually require the minimum attainment of a baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree from the United States or its foreign equivalent.