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Employees With Specialized Knowledge


About the H-1b Visa

This visa allows companies in the United States to hire and petition for foreign employees who have specialized knowledge. This visa is subject to a cap of 85,000 visas per year. Over the past few years, this cap has been reached very quickly. 


General Requirements

  1. The job requires specialized knowledge, which the applicant has obtained through job experience or university education

  2. The employer must prove that the salary the company intends to pay the foreign employee is at least as high as the prevailing wage for the geographic area for that type of job 



  • This visa requires a petitioner, which means that the company hiring the foreign employee must be the entity that files the petition, and not the foreign employee


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