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Immigration Visas For Highly Skilled Employees

H-1B visas are essential to employers who need to bring special workers in to the U.S. to achieve business objectives. The H-1B, sometimes called the "specialty occupation" visa, allows entry into the U.S. to people with highly specialized knowledge in fields such as architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, social science, biotechnology, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology and the arts.

Computer programmers, research analysts, management consultants, journalists and accountants have also been brought over using the H-1B status.

At Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, in Louisville, we help Kentucky employers provide persuasive evidence that the work does indeed require specialty employees. The USCIS will want proof of the worker's educational credentials, relevant licenses, and a copy of the contract citing the terms of employment. These visas usually begin with the employer, who must file an I-129 Petition to get the case started. An immigration attorney is highly recommended for completing this process.

Basic Requirements For An H-1B Visa

Ordinarily a bachelor's degree in a relevant field (or equivalent credentialing) is required to qualify for H-1B status, though exceptions are made for fashion models, whose work must still be of a high order. Some situations may require a master's degree.

The H-1B entitles workers to a stay in the U.S. for up to six years. If the worker is discharged or quits the job, that worker must either find another job, obtain a change of status from H-1B to some other status, or leave the U.S.

Contact A Kentucky Professional Worker Visa Attorney

Do you need a professional worker visa? Call the Louisville H-1B visa attorneys at Vickerstaff Law Office at 502-442-2039, toll free 888-832-2944 — or describe your immigration law problem to our lawyers using this email form.