H-1B Professional Workers Visa
During each fiscal year, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) allows up to 65,000 foreign nationals to receive initial H1-B status, running from October 1 to September 30. Applicants should be aware that these numbers are reduced by the U.S.-Chile and U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), which set aside 6,800 spots for workers from these two countries every fiscal year. Any unused FTA visas from a previous fiscal year may be recaptured and made available in the first six weeks of the following fiscal year. There is an additional quota of 20,000 H-1B visas that are reserved for foreign nationals holding a Master’s degree or higher awarded by an accredited college or university in the United States.
When considering applying for an H1-B visa, please keep the following in mind:
This is just a brief overview of some of the eligibility requirements pertaining to a H-1B professional workers visa. There may be other stipulations in place, depending on your specific case. This can be complicated, so please contact one of our immigration attorneys for more information. To learn more about applying for an H1-B professional workers visa, please contact attorneys at Duke Seth, PLLC and schedule a consultation with one of our immigration attorneys today.