Posted on August 8th, 2011
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials recently announced that they are beginning an effort to clarify regulations for foreign investors seeking a temporary worker visa like the H-1B visa.
Also included in the effort will be information on the EB-5 green card visas available to foreign investors looking to start a business in the United States. While up to 10,000 EB-5 visas can be given out a year, only about half as many are typically used.
Federal officials say they will hold forums that will provide information on obtaining the H-1B visa and the EB-5 green card visa and will work with employers to further inform them on temporary worker visas.
To speak with an experienced immigration attorney about acquiring an H-1B temporary worker visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa lawyers by calling 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on April 13th, 2011
An H-1B temporary worker visa is a “non-immigrant” visa that professionals can obtain to fill “specialty occupation” positions if approved by a qualified employer. A “specialty occupation” is defined as requiring the theoretical and practical use of highly specialized skills or knowledge and requiring a bachelor’s degree, its equivalent, or a higher degree.
In addition to several specific requirements, in order to qualify for a H-1B temporary worker visa, prospective employees must have obtained a bachelor’s degree, higher degree, or foreign degree that is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. in the specialty. Qualified employers include businesses with a bona fide job offer and the ability to pay the position’s wages.
Contact the Orange County H-1B temporary worker visa lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 if you or someone you know has questions about qualifying as a temporary worker in the United States.
Posted on March 29th, 2011
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that they will begin accepting applications for H1-B temporary worker visas on this Friday, April 1st. The visas will go into effect in October 2011 and will apply to the 2012 fiscal year.
65,000 temporary worker visas will be given out for the 2012 fiscal year. Also, 20,000 of the visas will be reserved for applicants with a master’s degree from the U.S. or a higher degree. USCIS Officials note that workers with institutions of higher education, workers with non-profit organizations, non-profit researchers, and governmental researchers are exempt from the 65,000 cap.
For the 2011 fiscal year, all H1-B visas were given out within four months of when applications began being accepted.
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the H1-B temporary worker visa, contact the Orange County temporary worker visa attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 949-540-6704 to set up an appointment to meet with one of our immigration lawyers.