The US H1B Visa is one of the most widely used work visas in the United States. It’s a visa that requires an employer to apply on behalf of a skilled worker. Because the visa is reserved for professionals, applicants must usually have at least a Bachelor’s degree in fields such as IT, finance, architecture, medicine, or science among others.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, which means that the holder can only stay in the US for a specific period of time. The current maximum period of stay is six years. The visa is also renewable, but the applicant must have a job offer from a US employer and must meet certain requirements.

The H1B visa is one of the most sought-after visas by Indian workers. In fact, more than three-quarters of all H1B visas granted in 2016 went to Indian nationals. This is because there is a large demand for skilled workers in the United States, and the H1B visa allows these workers to live and work in the country for a period of time.

Successful petitioners under the H1B visa can:

  • Live and work in the United States
  • Extend your stay in the United States
  • During H-1B status, you may change employers.
  • Stay with their US-based dependent spouse and children (under the age of 21).

About Dr Raju’s

Dr Raju’s came into being in 2006 when our founder Dr Prasad Raju came back to India after finishing his Master’s in the USA and realized the lack of high-quality services in Coaching and University Consultancy. He had been a reputed professor and a career guide to plenty of engineering students by then, and so, he began to train Masters aspirants to get into top universities. Thus Dr Raju’s Academy was established, where every year hundreds of students are guided to top-notch Masters’ programs in diverse fields of study. Many of our alumni are currently in leadership positions at MNCs across various industries.

Dr Raju’s mission is to enable aspirants to get into specialized and in-demand master’s courses, which significantly impact their careers.

With a vision to make our expertise reachable to all genuine aspirants who are passionate about pursuing higher education at Universities across the world, at Dr Raju’s, we care about the careers of our students as if it’s our own.  

Trainers & counsellors at Dr Raju’s strive to deliver the most effective training & guidance providing fair and unbiased service to each and every student and we aim to foster a community in which members help each other in their career progression. 

Dr Raju’s provides the best immigration services in Hyderabad providing services like coaching in GRE, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, DUOLINGO and application guidance along with USA, B2, F1 & H1B visas.

Being one of the top immigration services in Hyderabad, Dr Raju’s also provides dependent, work and visit visas so you can visit your friends or spouses or even work in the US.

VALIDITY OF THE H1B VISA

  • There are three years validity on the ID card and it is extendable up to a maximum of six years.
  • Once the validity of a visa has expired, a foreign national must depart the United States or apply for another visa. 
  • In the case of not complying, he can be sent away, lose his legal status, or even be deported if he refuses to comply.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

The H1B visa is a numerical rating system that assigns applicants varying degrees of points. To be considered for an H1B visa, you must have at least 12 points. You must meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree from your country)

(or)

  • Work experience of 12 years 

(or)

  • A mix of work and education experience

You are awarded points as follows:

  • For every 1 year of college studies, you’re awarded 3 points 
  • For every 1 year of work experience, you’re awarded 1 point

Your H1B petition can be filed once you’ve earned at least 12 points.

H1B visa cost: 

Standard H1B Filing Fee is currently – $555 which is for the 1-129 petition.

The fee is payable by bank transfer or cash at a selected Indian bank with branches throughout the country. Then, on the US Visa Service website, create a profile and pick the scheduled appointment option to ensure that the correct amount is paid and that the appointment is made in a timely manner.

You will be presented with payment alternatives and further information on how to start a payment on the payment confirmation screen. The service fee is valid for one year from the date of payment. For your visa interview, you must make an appointment within a year of paying the service fee.

 

How we at Dr Raju's can help you

The H1B visa demands the most thorough documentation in order for your request to be accepted. Dr Raju’s has the expertise and knowledge to ensure that your application is complete and adheres to all requirements. Our team may help you with:

  • To work for the parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of your present employer.
  • Assistance for a job search in the US
  • Preparation of the required paperwork/documentation
  • Start to end of the Application Process
  • Filing of Forms, Documentation & Petition

The H1B Visa is a transformative opportunity for people seeking to work in the United States. Dr Raju’s can assist you in making the most of this opportunity by beginning with assisting you in finding employment and proceeding through the process of applying for a visa, etc. Get in touch with us immediately to learn how we may assist you.

FAQs

No, this is not an option. To be qualified for a J-1 visa, you must have a job offer from a U.S. company or organization.

The H1-B visa’s validity is 3 years and can be extended to a maximum of 6 years. 

 

Once the overall maximum period for this visa completes, the foreign worker must either leave the country or apply for a different visa. If he/she doesn’t follow this, they can be deported or might lose their legal status. 

The H-1B visa programs currently grant 65,000 visas to eligible foreign workers. However, 20,000 additional visas are available to individuals who qualify for the H-1B advanced degree exemption.

An employer can hire a non-citizen as an H-1B worker to work in the United States if they apply for and receive a visa. The employee must have at least a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent in their country) and be applying for a position that requires specialized abilities. Positions relating to architecture, law, finance, medicine etc.., are a few that are encouraged.

Procedure:  

Step 1:

Determine your visa type by consulting Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa category explains the requirements and application components. Choose the visa kind that best fits your situation.

Step 2:

The Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form is the next step. Make sure you read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form completely before completing it. All information must be correct and precise. You are not permitted to make any changes once you have completed the form.

Step 3:

After you’ve completed the DS-160, you’ll have to pay the visa fee.

Step 4:

You’ll need to log in using the same login and password you used to pay your visa fee. On the website, you must set two appointments with the Visa Application Center (VAC) and one appointment with the Embassy or Consulate for a visa interview.

Step 5:

Bring the requested documents with you to your Visa Application Centre (VAC) appointment.

 

Step 6:

After you have your photo and fingerprints taken at the Visa Application Centre, you will go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the date and time of your visa interview with all of your documents required.

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