The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant U.S. visa category for foreign nationals seeking temporary entry into the U.S. for employment in specialty occupations generally requiring at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
Are you a U.S. employer looking to hire or sponsor an employee for a professional work visa?
The H-1B Visa program allows employers to hire foreign workers who possess a bachelor's degree or higher and have highly specialized knowledge in the specific occupation. This temporary work visa allows U.S. employers to hire foreign workers into specialty occupations that require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
Initial H-1B applications are subject to an annual lottery. If your employee has been selected in the annual lottery, we can assist in the H-1B filing with USCIS.
If you are a U.S. employer wishing to hire a new employee or continue sponsoring a current employee who already holds an H-1B, you do not have to submit a new lottery registration on the employee's behalf. Current H-1B holders can transfer or extend their H-1B status with the same or a new employer at any time.
The H-1B classification is generally granted for 3 years at a time with a maximum duration of 6 years for any extension requests.
Dependent family members, including spouses and any children under 21 may accompany the H-1B visa holder to the U.S. in H4 status. The H4 spouse is permitted to work in the U.S. if the H-1B holder has an approved I-140.
We recommend beginning the H-1B petition as soon as possible as annual lottery limitations and government processing times may impact how soon your employee can begin working with your company.
To qualify for an H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa, the applicant must be:
- The employee must have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer;
- The job must qualify as a "specialty occupation,"
- The employee must have the minimum requirements necessary for the specialty occupation at the time of application, which must be at least a bachelor's degree in a specific field of study, and any licenses, certifications, or other specific requirements for the position.
- The employer must agree to certain conditions, including payment of the required wage.
- H-1B status is limited to 6 years, inclusive of all employers; the 6-year period starts over after an employee has left the U.S. for one full year.
- First time applicants are subject to an annual lottery before being eligible to apply
We provide an easy to use platform to gather the necessary information for your specific situation, combined with Immigration expert guidance, preparation and review of your application.
Our team will review your eligibility submission and provide you with confirmation of your ideal immigration program prior to payment of any fees. Once you decide to proceed, our platform guides you through a series of questions and helps you gather all the necessary documents. Our immigration experts will then prepare your case and complete the necessary forms, while reviewing the application to ensure it presents the best possible case. As the applicant, you will file the final application yourself.
Your dedicated case manager will provide end-to-end review and communication throughout the life of the application, including assisting with responses to any USCIS requests, to maximize your chances of success. The SuperVisas platform tracks key dates and expirations to ensure deadlines and renewal dates are not missed.
We also offer our clients supplemental visa and application services which may be required by the U.S. Government as part of an application filing, or which may improve an application’s success rate.
For example, if you are not comfortable handling the communications with the government and filing your own application, then we can help you use an immigration lawyer to represent you as an Additional Service with additional fees. We have a network of qualified U.S. attorneys and legal experts if you want the added peace of mind in knowing that your application is being represented by a licensed immigration attorney before the U.S. Government.
SuperVisas provides the following Additional Service for this visa:
- Attorney Representation - In addition to our preparation of your application, you will be represented by a licensed immigration lawyer throughout the entire application process. If you chose this Additional Service, your case will be submitted by a licensed immigration attorney who will also respond to any additional requests from USCIS on your behalf. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that an attorney is handling all communications with USCIS.
- Academic Evaluations - An academic evaluation assesses foreign academic credentials to determine their equivalency in the United States.
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.
- 2Confirmation Before Payment
Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.
- 4Approval and Renewals
We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.
You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.
- Current I-94
- Job Description in US
- Prior I-797A approval notice
- University Degree (s)
- University Transcripts