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.
The job requires specialized knowledge, which the applicant has obtained through job experience or university education
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
There are no more H-1B visas available for the year 2015
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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