H-1B Work Visa

Limitations of H-1B (Quota and Other Limitations)

  • H-1B is granted for a maximum of 6 years. The individual must depart the U.S. for at least one year before qualifying again for H-1B status.
  • There is annual numerical limit for H-1B visas issued. However, applications for extensions of H-1B status, for concurrent employment, to change employers, applications for physicians who received J waivers are not subject to the cap.
  • Spouse and children not allowed to work, unless otherwise authorized by the USCIS.
  • No automatic conversion to permanent residence status. H-1B status is independent of the green card application.
  • Employment at will. Either the employer or the alien may terminate employment at any time for any or no reason at all. As soon as the employment is terminated, your visa is technically not valid. A grace period of only 10 days is given.
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New Rule Proposed To Streamline H2a Procedures
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Supplemental Proposed Rule With Employer Guidance Regarding Nomatch Letters
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Eoir Fact Sheet On Bia Streamlining
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