H-1B visas permit employers to hire foreign nationals in specialty occupations. A specialty occupation is one which typically requires at least a bachelor's degree. The H-1B visa is valid for a total of 6 years and issued in a maximum of three year increments. An employee may receive extensions beyond 6 years if he or she is in the permanent residence process. H-1B visas are limited each year to 65,000 with an additional 20,000 visas for those who obtained a Master's degree from a U.S. university, and demand for them is very high. However, many employers are exempt from the numerical limitations, including universities and other organizations affiliated with universities.
Our team of dedicated and experienced business and employment immigration professionals provide excellent representation from pre-hiring decisions to obtaining H-1B status for new hires. We have substantial experience with numerical cap-exempt employers as well as those who are subject to the numerical limitations.