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Special Occupation

The H1B1 is an employment based, dual intent visa for workers who are considered to be in specialty occupations, to be eligible for the H1B1 the foreign national applicant must have an employer willing to attest to paying the employee a prevailing wage over a set period of time. The H1B1 is very difficult to obtain because they are numerically limited to a total of 65,000 and 20,000, unless the H1B1 is obtained through an educational institution in which case the number of applicants is not capped.

  • Foreign national must have a Bachelors degree, related to a specialized occupation.
  • The employer must offer the foreign national a job that has the duty requirements of a specialized occupation, this can be difficult to explain and requires an experienced attorney to file the applications because of the “new reality” surrounding specialty occupations and what the government considers to be a specialty occupation
  • The H1B1 are numerically capped for private industry employers.
  • Opening dates for applications to the USCIS is April 1st of each year for a start date of October 1st of the same year.
  • USCIS uses a lottery system to select a total of 85,000 H1B1 applications for processing
  • In the past several years there have been more than 200,000 applications submitted.
  • If the foreign national works at a university of another qualifying employer which is not subject to the cap the H1B1 may be submitted at any time during the year.

The H1B1 is an employment based, dual intent visa for workers who are considered to be in specialty occupations, to be eligible for the H1B1 the foreign national applicant must have an employer willing to attest to paying the employee a prevailing wage over a set period of time. The H1B1 is very difficult to obtain because they are numerically limited to a total of 65,000 and 20,000, unless the H1B1 is obtained through an educational institution in which case the number of applicants is not capped.

  • Foreign national must have a Bachelors degree, related to a specialized occupation.
  • The employer must offer the foreign national a job that has the duty requirements of a specialized occupation, this can be difficult to explain and requires an experienced attorney to file the applications because of the “new reality” surrounding specialty occupations and what the government considers to be a specialty occupation
  • The H1B1 are numerically capped for private industry employers.
  • Opening dates for applications to the USCIS is April 1st of each year for a start date of October 1st of the same year.
  • USCIS uses a lottery system to select a total of 85,000 H1B1 applications for processing
  • In the past several years there have been more than 200,000 applications submitted.
  • If the foreign national works at a university of another qualifying employer which is not subject to the cap the H1B1 may be submitted at any time during the year.

H-1B SPECIAL OCCUPATION PROCESS

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Why ILOHB?

ILOHB has over 15 years of experience in submitting H1B1 applications for both caped subject and cap exempt employers. In recent years of H1B1 fillings the specialty occupations issues have developed the new reality of defining a specialty occupation ILOHB has been very successful in establishing specialty occupations in difficult circumstances. This is due to our 15 years of experience working with these issues.

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Hadley-Bajramovic

Hadley Bajramovic

CEO, Attorney at Law
Tennessee Bar # 025245
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Associate Attorney - London
Washington DC Bar # 1620065
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