H-1B Visa Archive

The H-1B Specialty Occupations visa program (H-1B) is available to employers seeking to hire nonimmigrant aliens as workers in specialty occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A specialty occupation is one that requires the application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and the attainment of at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The intent of the H-1B provisions is to help employers who cannot otherwise obtain needed business skills and abilities from the U.S. workforce by authorizing the temporary employment of qualified individuals who are not otherwise authorized to work in the United States