Washington D.C. H1 Visa Lawyer

Immigration Attorney Serving the Washington D.C. Area

At the Patel Law Group, we have immigration lawyers who want to help you get an H1B visa. We know that it can be confusing and difficult to understand all the requirements necessary to get an H1 visa. We know that getting a visa is important to you and we take your case seriously. We try to help each of our eligible clients get the H1B visa they need by prioritizing their case. 

Contact us today to work with an H-1B visa attorney near you and put the law on your side!

Types of H-Visas

There are several types of H visas. Each has its own specific requirements and purposes. The most common types of H visas are:

  • H-1B visas are issued to foreigners with a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in specialty occupations like IT, engineering, and science.
  • H-2A visas are for foreign agricultural workers who come to the United States to perform temporary or seasonal agricultural work.
  • H-2B visas are issued to foreign workers who come to the U.S. to do temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work, like tourism or construction.
  • H-3 visas are issued to foreign trainees who come to the United States to receive training not available in their home country.
  • H-4 visas are for spouses and dependents of H-1B visa holders. It allows them to live in the United States but not work unless they obtain their own work visa.

Each H-visa has its own specific requirements and limitations. An H-1B visa has an annual cap, whereas H-2A and H-2B visas require a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

What is an H1B Visa?

The H1B visa is a very popular work visa. It was created by the US Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. These visas allow non-immigrant temporary workers to work in the United States. This category is currently capped, with only 65,000 H1B visas issued each fiscal year. 

H-1B visas are intended for foreign workers with specialized skills or knowledge in a field, like science, engineering, or IT. In order to obtain an H-1B visa, a worker must possess a bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent work experience in the same field as the job they will perform here.

Employers can sponsor H-1B visas by submitting petitions to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of the employee. A foreign worker must be paid a prevailing wage and there must be a shortage of qualified U.S. workers for the position. There is a limit on H-1B visas available. As of now, there are 85,000 visas per year, with 20,000 reserved for workers with master's degrees or higher.

H-1B Visa Eligibility

To qualify for the H1B visa, you must meet some requirements:

  • Your intention for entering the United States is to perform work in a specialty occupation.
  • Specialty occupations are those which require a Bachelor's degree or higher. In other words, you may qualify for one of these visas if the job for which you are applying is so complex that only individuals with a degree are able to do the work.

An H1B visa is normally granted for three years and may be renewed for another three years. If you have a specialized set of skills and want to work in the United States, let our Washington D.C.  H1 lawyers at the Patel Law Group take your case. We may help you get an H-1B extension that can expand your residency beyond the 6-year period.

Let an Immigration Lawyer Help You

With over 20 years of experience in immigration law, we have helped clients with numerous issues related to immigration. Let us take on your case and show you the kind of attention you deserve. Our H-Visa lawyers welcome clients from all across Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and surrounding areas in Maryland.

Contact us today and put the law on your side! Don't wait, call  H-1B visa lawyer near you at 888-223-8176.


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