We at Excyl decided to put together a quick primer on what basically H1B Visa Is? And how our professional services helps and guides you through this process.
What is H1B Visa ?
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States that allows US employers to temporarily employ (sponsor) foreign workers in specialty occupations. If a foreign worker in H-1B status quits or is dismissed from the sponsoring employer, the worker must either apply for or be granted a change of status to another non-immigrant status, find another employer or leave the US.
H1B Visa Requirements
To qualify for an H1B visa to work in the US, a foreign worker must have a temporary offer of employment in a specialty occupation from a US employer.
A specialty occupation is an occupation that requires theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge that usually requires the equivalent of at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Typical specialty occupation fields include architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, medicine, health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology and the arts. Fashion models of distinguished merit and ability may also qualify for an H1B visa.
Authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponsoring employer only. If the worker wants to change companies, the new employer would need to apply for a transfer and request to become the worker’s new sponsor H1B visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.
H1B Visa Entitlements
An H1B visa entitles the holder to live and work in the US temporarily. An H1B visa is usually granted for an initial period of 3 years and extensions may be granted. Foreign workers with an H1B visa are permitted dual intent, meaning the applicant can maintain H1B visa status while applying for a Green Card to remain in the US permanently.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age may apply for the applicable derivative visa (H4 visa) to join their spouse or parent in the US. Accompanying spouses and children are entitled to study in the United States but are not entitled to undertake any employment without obtaining an appropriate work visa.
The US immigration legislation caps the number of H1B visas issued to 65,000 per fiscal year (from October 1 to September 30). The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) starts accepting applications on the first business day of April for visas that count against the fiscal year starting in October. If there are more applications than available visas, there is a lottery system that decides whose application makes it through for that year
What candidates need to know if transferring your H-1B visa to a consulting or staffing company?
- The company is reputable and has a high h1b visa approval rate (and is not blacklisted).
- The company’s policy if you go on the bench or your project ends. Some US consulting companies immediately terminate your employment if they can’t find you a project and you risk going out of status if this happens.
- Clarify if the company will extend your visa when it expires and if they will process your greencard if you wish to do so and how soon it will start the process.
If you are a foreign professional looking for employment in the United States, Excyl Inc may be a good place to start your job search. Founded in 1997 Located in Troy, Michigan,
At Excyl, We encourage you to focus on your technology and to obtain certifications that will help you grow your skills to the cutting edge. Consultants with great skills and certifications earn much more than average consultants and we want to help you become a great consultant. Your career goals and aspirations are extremely important to us. Your professional development is very, very important to us. We can offer you an attractive compensation package that will get better and better as time goes by coupled with a benefits package that is very good.
We are firmly committed to the idea that our employees are our most valuable asset. We believe deeply that the best foundation for mutual success rests on 3 important values.
Integrity: We are committed to honest and transparent dealings at all times on all matters. You can rest assured that you will always be dealt with honorably.
Compassion: You and your family are important. Your hopes, dreams, feelings these are important and we care deeply about your happiness and well being.
Excellence: We are committed to continually seeking perfection in everything we do. We often fall short of perfection in many ways but we keep trying constantly focused on being better today than we were yesterday but, not as good as we will be tomorrow.
We expect our consultants to respect the values of our company and to conduct themselves as an ambassador of us everywhere they go.
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