What Is An H-1B Visa And Why Should I Hire An Immigration Attorney To Handle My Case?

The H-1B Visa has received a lot of attention this year. It is considered a “Specialty Occupation”, non-immigrant visa that is designed to allow U.S. employers to recruit and employ foreign professionals in the USA for a set period of time.

An H-1B Visa allows foreign workers in specialty occupations to legally live and work in the United States for as many as 6 consecutive years. The program also allows the H-1B Visa holder’s spouse and minor children to accompany him/her and legally live in the USA on an H-4 visa.

Specialty occupations that qualify for H-1B visas include: IT, Architecture, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Scientific Research, Social Science, Biotechnology, HealthCare/Medicine, Education, Law, Accounting, Business, Theology, Arts, Computing, Finance, Accounting, Banking, Marketing, Sales, Recruiting, and Telecommunication, among others.

Why An H-1B Visa Attorney Is Essential To Securing Your Visa

The H-1B Visa program is extremely popular with both employers and foreign candidates. The program has an annual cap of 65,000 visas, though there are certain visa holders who are exempt from the cap. Candidates and their employer must meet certain minimum requirements in order to be considered for this type of visa.

The cap and its’ exemptions, the degree of coordination required between the visa candidate and their employer, and the current political climate complicate matters for certain visa holders or for those who are trying to get an H-1B Visa for the first time. Hiring an H-1B Visa attorney is the best way to navigate these requirements and secure your desired outcome.

Our Orlando immigration attorney, Gail Seeram, handles H-1B visa cases for employers and foreign workers to ensure total compliance with the program requirements. Missing documents, missed deadlines, or incomplete forms can derail your visa efforts, resulting in visa denial.

Attorney Seeram can help by:

  • Informing you of your options and responsibilities whether you are the employer or the visa candidate.
  • Providing a cost estimate (i.e. filing fees, attorney fees & other costs) for H-1B Visa.
  • Providing you with a list of documentation that is required for the visa.
  • Preparing H-1B petitions for a variety of industries and occupations.
  • Filing and obtaining certification / approval of the Labor Condition Application for H-1B Visa.
  • Submitting the application and answering your questions.
  • Being personally accessible to you throughout the petitioning process.
  • Keeping you advised as to the status of your petition.

Contact H-1B Visa Attorney Gail Seeram at the Law Offices of Gail Seeram at +1 (407) 292-7730 for a free initial consultation.