Work or Business Visas
B-1 Temporary Business Visitor
B-1 visas allow foreign visitors temporary entry to the United States for legitimate business purposes. Foreigners working for a foreign entity can visit the United States under the business visitor visa type B-1. These work or business visas have more advantages than the "visa waiver" programs which allows citizens of certain countries of the world enter the United States.
Foreigners interested in visiting the United States in order to explore new businesses, at their own expense and without receiving a wage or cash payment, are eligible to apply for a B-1 visa .
H-1B Specialty Occupations Visa
The H-1B visa allows professionals in technical or specialized fields entry into the United States. To be approved, the applicant must have at least a college degree or equivalent level of education, and the work that is requested must require a college degree or equivalent level of education. The applicant must also be sponsored by a U.S. employer. This serves as be the applicant's temporary employer. In addition, the employer must pay the the required wage to the applicant and submit the immigration petition on his behalf.
A maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas are issued each year. The H-1B visa is issued for up to three years, with the possibility of an extension. This visa allows a maximum stay of six years in the U.S.
H-1B visas for non-immigrants may be issued to applicants seeking temporary work in a "specialty occupation" that requires specialized skills. "Specialty Occupations" includes roles such as accountants, computer analysts, programmers, administrators, Web page designers, engineers, financial analysts, doctors, nurses, scientists, architects and lawyers. Applications are submitted by employers based on their need to hire the foreign employee(s). In terms of educational requirements, The applicant may possess a Bachelor's degree or meet the experience requirement to compensate for the lack of a Master's degree.
H-2B Temporary Non-Agriculture Workers Visa
H-2B visas allows business owners to hire foreign workers to perform seasonally in peak season, intermittently, or one day at a time, in jobs unrelated to agriculture. Business owners and employers must prove that no U.S. workers are available to do the job. Similar to the H-1B visa, applicants need a sponsor willing to pay the required wage.
For all your work or business visa application needs in Miami, Florida, contact the immigration attorneys at Gomez & Uzcategui.