This nonimmigrant classification applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability.
The USCIS website has detailed information on Eligibility Criteria, H-1B Electronic Registration, Petition Filing Process, Labor Condition Application, Period of Stay, H-1B Cap, Family of H-1B Visa Holders, Settlement Agreement in H-1B Market Research Analyst Class Action Litigation and Filing Instructions.
H-1B Sample Cases from our files
In this case we assisted a client whose employee, with a valid H-1 visa stamped in this passport, traveled outside the U.S. and was unable to return due to the COVID 19 travel restrictions. We prepared a comprehensive letter with details about the petitioning employer, the specific project that the employee would be assigned to, and the urgency of the employee’s presence in the U.S., to the consulate requesting consideration under the National Interest Exception (NIE) for business travel to the U.S. for vital support of the U.S. healthcare and public health sector, a critical infrastructure sector. We followed up with the consulate and the visa was approved.
Status: We followed up with the consulate and the visa was approved.
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Related Links from the USCIS
- H-1B Cap Season
- Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses
- Fee Increase for Certain H-1B and L-1 Petitions (Public Law 114-113)
- Combating Fraud and Abuse in the H-1B Visa Program
- H-1B Electronic Registration Process
- Questions about Same or Similar Occupational Classifications Under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21)
- Frequently Asked Questions about Part 6 of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker