Individual visas are available for an temporary professional worker who has an four year bachelors degree from or out of US who is requiring an professional position with a United states Employer. Work experience of three years in a particular field will be considered as equivalent for each year university education in the 4 years of bachelors degree.
The visas can be permitted till six years and this can also make a lead to get the permanent residency in USA. For a fiscal year in US which starts from the October every year .There are around 65,000 H1B visas issued every year. . Exceptions from the quota for H1B hired by institutions of higher learning,affiliated research organizations, non profit research organizations and government research organizations. This exception is around 6000 to 10000 H1B visas per year.There are also additional 20,000 New H-1B Visas available and to qualify for this the immigrant workers must hold a graduate degree from U.S universities.Who is a H1B sponser?
The sponsor must be an US employer. This employer must have a US taxpayer identification number. Foreign business which is not established yet in the US cannot use this visa to bring employees to US.
To obtain a approved Labor condition application, the employer must produce and file a labor condition application(LCA) with the nearest regional office of DEPARTMENT Of LABOR(DOL). the LCA form must be framed very much carefully and posted in two conspicuous places at the work site. The form requires the employer to elaborate and describe the empoloyees position and the salary. The LCA also wants the employer who is sponsoring the employee to attest the complex facts concerning the wage, working conditions,labor conditions and giving of notice and so on.
If the LCA is approved, the employer files a petition with the USCIS.And the employer must also document the position which requires an service of the employee filed in the speciality of the concerned occupation. It means that the employee working in a professional position and has an minimum of bachelors degree or its equivalent.