Helpful guidelines

Who is eligible for H1B1 visa?

Who is eligible for H1B1 visa?

You must have a post-secondary degree involving at least four year of study in your field of specialization. You cannot be self-employed or an independent contractor. The period of employment in the U.S. must be temporary, so you must demonstrate non-immigrant intent.

What type of visa is a H-1B1?

The H-1B visa category allows for “dual intent” where the foreign national will be coming to work in a professional position temporarily while also intending to immigrate to the United States. The H1B1 visa applicant, however, has to demonstrate that he/she does not intend to immigrate to the United States.

How long is an H1B1 visa good for?

18 months
H1B1 visas are only valid for 18 months and the validity of the H1B1 visa cannot exceed the validity period of the Labor Condition Application (LCA). When entering the U.S., or changing status to H1B1 status, you can only be admitted for a one-year period.

What is H-4 visa status?

Rules Governing the H-4 Visa Category The H-4 is a temporary, nonimmigrant visa category for the spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age (dependents) of individuals in one of the following nonimmigrant visa categories: H-1B (workers in a specialty occupation)

Is H-1B1 easier than H1B?

For Singaporeans who want to work in the US, we have the benefit of applying for a special H1B1 visa. This H1B1 visa is a subset of the H-1B visa commonly used by the rest of the world, but the application process is fundamentally different. The good news is it’s wayyyy easier and faster to obtain the H1B1 visa.

How long does H-1B1 take?

The H-1B1 program is governed by many of the rules that apply to the H-1B program. The period of employment is one year. Extensions may be obtained twice but only in one year increments. Further extensions can be obtained only with the filing of a new Labor Condition Application.

Is H-1B1 subject to CAP?

An H-1B1 visa number must be available under the annual cap. Admission under the H-1B1 visa can be acquired for one-year periods, and may be extended annually in one-year increments. There is no applicable maximum period of stay, however, an H-1B1 visa holder must continue to overcome immigrant intent.

Is H1B1 easier than H1B?

Is it hard to get a H1B1 visa?

H1B visa requirements can be difficult to meet because you must first be hired by a U.S. employer who is willing to sponsor you. Competition for jobs in the United States is fierce, and demand for visas to enter the US grows daily. Furthermore, there is a limit on the number of H1B visas granted each year.

Can H-4 attend school?

If you are on H4 visa (dependent visa) you can go to school or college without a change in your visa status. There are a few exceptions to the case, but if you are worried about applying for the student visa (F1) to study, think again. It is possible to enroll in a college or school on a dependent visa.

Can H4 visa holders work?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would start issuing Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) to eligible H4 visa holders. Holders of such an H4 visa EAD can now legally work or start a business in the U.S. as long as their spouse’s H1B visa is valid.

How much does it cost to sponsor a H1B visa?

– Basic Filing Fee – ACWIA Fee – Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee – Fee relating to Public Law 114-113

What are the top benefits of the H-1B visa?

Broad Requirements. The first H-1B visa benefit,and perhaps the main reason for its popularity,is the broad requirements associated with qualifying for this visa.

  • Duration of Stay.
  • Portability.
  • Anyone Can Apply.
  • Spouses and Dependents.
  • Dual Intent.
  • Why do we need a H1B visa?

    – Have a US Bachelor’s degree or higher in the area of your specialty occupation from an accredited institution; – Have an equivalent foreign degree; or – Have experience through positions held in your specialty occupation equivalent to the completion of such degree.

    What are the limits of H1-B visa?

    Under U.S. law, a foreign worker with an H-1B visa can stay in the U.S. for a maximum of six years (plus extensions in certain circumstances, discussed below). The H-1B visa and status is initially valid for three years and can then be extended for another three years.