H1B Visa

PPID Immigration Lawyers help individuals and employers obtain H1B or other Temporary Work Visas and Permanent Residence Green Cards.

If you have exceptional abilities in fields like sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business, you may be eligible for an H1B visa. These visas fall under the first preference category. Most commonly, companies apply for visas for individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and can perform complex job duties related to their field of study. H2B visas offer a wide range of opportunities. from engineers working on Department of Defense projects to fashion and entertainment professionals.

Whether your business aims to recruit foreign employees with advanced computer skills, a strong scientific background, or other specialized qualifications, our team of immigration lawyers in the New York metropolitan area is here to assist you. We will expertly prepare all the required documentation and passionately advocate on your behalf to achieve a successful resolution for your hiring needs.

As a nonimmigrant visa, the H1-B was not created for workers seeking a green card denoting lawful permanent resident status, but as a temporary measure geared to meet a specific labor need. Before you start the process of pursuing one or more visas, our attorneys will walk you through the details you need to know, including:

Types of eligible workers — In most cases, companies seek visas for men and women who possess at least the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and can perform complex job duties related to their field of study. Individuals working on Department of Defense projects and fashion models can also attain these visas.

Labor Condition Application — Employers looking to secure visas to admit foreign workers have to complete a Labor Condition Application demonstrating that nonimmigrant employees are not being mistreated. Companies are not permitted to bring in workers from another country to lower overall wage levels or replace employees who are engaged in a labor dispute.

Annual cap — Under the law, the annual number of standard H-1B visas is capped at 65,000. Due to the demand for skilled workers, this limit is usually reached well before the year ends. Up to 20,000 exemptions can be granted for prospective employees with advanced degrees. If you’re considering launching an application, we can advise you on how long the process might take.

Fees — Most petitioners with more than 25 employees must pay a $1,500 fee for an H-1B visa on top of the $460 form filing cost. For businesses with fewer workers, the fee is $750.

Whether your business is looking to hire foreign employees with advanced computer skills, a strong scientific background, or other specialized qualifications, our New York metropolitan area immigration lawyers will help you prepare the necessary materials and advocate for a successful resolution.

PPID Immigration can help you with the H1B visa process and other Temporary Work Visas and Permanent Residence Green Card issues.

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