As one of the most popular and widely applicable visas allowing noncitizens to work in the U.S., the H-1B is the topic of numerous questions by employers and employees alike. Find answers here.
Can my corporate directors be H-1B visa holders?
In California (the home state of the questioner), the law places no restrictions on who may be directors.
Do I really have to pay the H-1B worker more than the prevailing wage?
How hiring H-1Bs can impact an employer's pay structure.
What's the Longest I Can Keep an H-1B Worker at My Business?
Making the most of the limits on H-1B visa length.
Our company wants to fire an H-1B worker after one week -- can we?
There's little to stop an employer from terminating a worker soon after the start of employment.
My Wife Is on an H-4 and Has Been Working--What Will Happen Now?
What happens when family member of H-1B works without authorization.
Is laid-off H-1B who returned home subject to cap for new job?
If your old job was subject to the cap, your new one probably won't be.
Can H-1B worker accept switch from full-time to part-time?
Reducing an employee's hours is permitted, if the employer receives government approval of the amendment.
Frequently Asked Questions About H-1B Visas
We address concerns of H-1B visa applicants.
Can My Computer Programming Skills Get Me an H-1B Visa?
Who qualifies for a nonimmigrant visa as a temporary specialty worker.
Do two associate degrees add up to one bachelor's degree for H-1B purposes?
An H-1B applicant may be able to show equivalency "to a baccalaureate degree."
Must My Whole Family Come to My H-1B Visa Interview to Get H-4 Visas?
How to have your spouse and children attend a followup interview.
When H-1B worker switches employers, what must H-4 family members do to maintain status?
You will likely need to take active steps to extend your family members' H-4 status.
If I’m on an H-1B visa, can my same-sex spouse get a U.S. visa too?
Legally recognized same-sex marriages qualify noncitizens for derivative visas to the United States.
Is a bachelor's degree enough to get me an H-1B visa?
Bachelor's degree alone not enough to get an H-1B visa.
Does Every IT Job Qualify Someone for an H-1B Visa?
Jobs that don't, according to industry standards, require a relevant bachelor's degree will not qualify someone for an H-1B.
Will paying for Premium Processing help avoid the H-1B cap?
Paying the extra premium processing fee offers few benefits in connection with an H-1B visa petition.
Can I Work Remotely for a Business in Another Country If I Am in the U.S. on an H-1B?
The U.S. government can be surprisingly strict about what constitutes unauthorized employment in the United States.
Can I get an H-1B visa to work for a labor broker?
Getting work with an IT consulting company may make finding a job easier, but it creates several hurdles to actually obtaining an H-1B visa.
In Case H-1B Visas Run Out, Can Several Employers Petition for Me?
USCIS clearly wants to prevent employers from trying to game the system; what's a prospective employee to do?
U.S. Immigration Made Easy
Contains a chapter devoted to eligibility criteria and application procedures for the H-1B.