So what is an H1B visa? An H1B visa is a visa that allows an applicant, hoping to fill a “specialty occupation”, to work in the United States. The visa is limited in duration and might lead to an application for permanent residence in the future. A “specialty occupation” is one that requires at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Applicants who do not hold a BA, could still qualify, if they have experience equivalent to that degree. There are also some minimum salary requirements that an employer must meet for its employee to receive the visa.
If employers are worried about filing in time for their employees, the employer will be able to apply through premium processing. Premium processing will lead to the adjudication of the application within two weeks. There is an extra fee that the employer must pay for this service.
If you are an employer or employee interested in filing for an H1B visa, please contact the attorneys at Tucker & Ludin at 727-572-5000 or visit www.tuckerludin.com.