Chicago H-1B LawyerCho Immigration Law
Through the H-1B visa classification, workers from other nations are granted permission to temporarily live and work in America. At Cho Immigration Law, every Chicago H-1B lawyer is familiar with the requirements for obtaining these business non-immigrant visas.
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Each fiscal year, a total of 65,000 H-1B visas are available to people who are working in their fields of study. This is known as the H-1B cap. Typically, these types of visas are granted to people in certain specialty occupations. These occupations are professional in nature and require a bachelor’s degree at a minimum to perform. Positions include: accountant, software engineer, teacher, graphic designer, etc…
Although H-1B visas are most often granted to professionals, our immigration attorneys may help guide students who currently have F-1 visas through the H-1B application process. We also help workers transition from temporary worker visas to business immigrant visas or permanent labor certification employment-based green cards.
H-1B Visa Requirements
There are specific requirements for workers to qualify for H-1B visa status. These qualifications include the following:
- An existing employee-employer relationship with a U.S. employer
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- A job that is related to the worker’s field of study
- Earnings of, at minimum, the actual or prevailing wage for the occupation
We can also help you after you have been granted an H-1B visa for an employee if there is a material change. This may involve the transfer of the employee to a new work location or other factors.
Other Immigration Options
If an H-1B visa is not the right choice for your company, we can help you acquire other business visas. Our additional immigration services also include deportation/removal defense and family immigration matters such as DAPA, DACA, Fiancee visas for fiancé/fiancée/spouses and sponsoring a spouse by a U.S. citizen. For assistance in seeking an H-1B visa, or if you would like information about other immigration processes, please contact us today at (312) 853-3088.