By Julie Sparks in Visas and Green Cards | on 2023-02-27 08:00:51
Below is an overview of how the annual H-1B visa lottery works, and you do not want to miss the registration window. One of the experienced visa attorneys with J. Sparks Law, PLLC, is standing by to consult on your visa case and help you prepare for the lottery.
In order to receive one of the limited numbers of H-1b visas, it is important to properly register with USCIS for consideration. The next annual lottery begins on March 1, 2023, and runs for a few weeks.
To qualify for an H-1B Visa, it is necessary that the temporary worker applying fits into one of the certain categories. To achieve an H-1B visa, you must be engaged in a “specialty occupation,” be engaged in Department of Defense cooperative research or development projects, or work as a fashion model.
To qualify as a “specialty occupation,” your occupation must require:
The purpose of the H-1B visa is to accept persons into the United States to engage in work that is in demand. Additionally, the work must require a certain level of educational attainment and qualifications to perform.
To achieve an H-1B visa, the process must be followed exactly, and a great many documents and certifications must be provided to the government during the process.
The following three steps must be completed:
Gaining access to an H-1B visa requires that each and every step of the process is adequately, accurately, and comprehensively completed. A mistake or error at any step of the process can lead to lengthy delays and even the potential that your H-1B visa is denied altogether. Working with an experienced attorney who knows the process will support the best outcome.
An experienced, board-certified specialist in immigration and nationality law from J. Sparks Law, PLLC has the knowledge and experience you need to achieve the best possible outcome in your visa process. To discuss options on how we can help, schedule a consultation today.
Julie Sparks is Board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law, one of a few such attorneys in Texas. After 15 years of practice in this field, she has represented immigrants from more than 70 countries.
Ms. Sparks is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Julie has also been a featured speaker at Southwestern Law School and at the national 2015 AILA Fundamentals Conference.