H-1B Work Visa is designed and issued for professional workers on specialized careers and allows one to work temporally in the United States.
Certainly, one of the advantages of this work visa is that it is possible to change your worker visa status and apply for a Green Card through your employment in the United States. The maximum term of work by H-1B visa is 6 years, though those immigrants who work in Defense Department can stay in the U.S. up to 10 years. Another benefit is the possibility to bring a spouse and children under age of 21. To do this, eligible immigrants should apply for H-4 visa.
H1-B visa also permits to have more than one employer, thus, compared to other visa types, it has sufficient benefits.
The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. It also has additional 20,000 petitions for beneficiaries with a U.S. master’s degree or higher.
This year, for certain petitions the premium processing will be resumed. It includes those petitioners who are either a nonprofit related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education or a nonprofit research or governmental research organization. It also concerns those beneficiaries who employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution.
Starting on July 24, the eligible for premium processing can file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.