The H-1B visa program primarily exists to allow individuals from other countries who work in specialty occupations to come to the United States and work in that field for 3 years. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services only allows 65,000 H-1B visas to be given each year. In addition, the first 20,000 petitions that are filed for individuals who have a U.S. master’s degree or higher degree are not included in the 65,000 cap. Also excluded from this cap are those who are employed at a higher education institution or an organization that does either nonprofit research or government research.
The individuals who are eligible for H-1B petitions meet the following criteria:
- Specialty occupations that require workers to have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the nature of the occupation is so complex and specialized that it would be required to have a bachelor’s degree or higher in order to do the job
- Those who work for as a Department of Defense Researcher or Development Project Worker and have a bachelor’s degree or higher
- Those who are fashion models with distinguished merit and ability
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