The H-1B Visa is a specialty occupation visa, generally meaning the individual must hold – and the position must require – Bachelor’s Degree. Just having a college degree may not be not enough, though. One of the key factors in H-1B cases is that the position must require a specific type of specialty degree, meaning that it cannot be a position that anyone could do with any type of degree. These are positions like accountants, engineers, and database administrators. But in today’s world, where individuals have “manager” titles and manage processes rather than other employees, determining whether the position meets the H-1B requirements can be problematic. Generally, H-1B visa holders can have this status for a maximum of 6 years, which is given out in 3 (or less) year increments.
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