What is the H-1B Visa?
The H-1B visa is issued to skilled, professional, graduates workers for employment in their field of expertise in the U.S. This visa is granted by the US government to foreign workers who will enter the U.S. to work for a U.S. company. Foreign workers who qualify for this visa must work in a field requiring specialized knowledge and meet the job requirements that the employer was not able to find from a U.S. based worker.
Along with specialized professional workers, such as engineers, scientists, doctors, and the like, the H1B visa also applies to fashion models and Department of Defense cooperative research and development project workers.
This visa allows its holders to remain in the U.S. for 3 years and can be extended to up to 6 years. There are also exceptions to extend the visa for even more years depending on the type of work being performed, and your specific set of circumstances.
Because of the increasingly high demand for the H-1B visa, the Immigration Authorities have developed different types of processes for this visa. The processing time you will have to wait for the completion of your visa application, will depend on the type of processing that is filed.
There are three types of processing: