The US H1B Visa is one of the most popular ways to work in the US. It is a visa that must be applied for by an employer on behalf of a specialist employee. Since the visa is granted to specialists, typically applicants hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and are from fields such as IT, finance, architecture, medicine, science etc. Y-Axis helps employers with filing for H1B petitions for their employees. We also help employees from across the world get hired by companies likely to sponsor them for an H1B visa.
US H1B VISA DETAILS:
The H1B Visa is one of the most competitive visas to apply for. Due to there being an annual visa cap, there is a huge demand from US employers applying for this visa. Additionally, since it is a route to a Green Card, it is one of the best visas to apply to work in the US.
Under the H1B, successful petitioners can:
Live and work in the US
Extend the stay in the US
Change employers during H-1B status
Stay with their dependent spouse & children (aged under 21) in the US
VALIDITY OF THE VISA
Visa has a validity of three years with the option to extend it up to a maximum of six years.
Once the validity is over, a foreign worker must either leave the U.S. or obtain a different visa.
If he does not comply, he can lose his legal status and can even be deported.
The H1B is a point based visa system and you need a minimum of 12 points for your application to be assessed. You must have:
A Bachelors or Masters degree from the US (or an equivalent in your country)
Or 12 years work experience
Or a mix of education and work experience
You are awarded points as follows:
3 points for every 1 year of college studies
1 point for every 1 year of work experience
Once you score a minimum of 12 points, your H1B petition can then be prepared.
H1B visa cost:
Standard H1B Filing Fee is currently – $460.The standard H1B filing fee is for the 1-129 petition.
H1B visa base filing fee is set to increase by 21% from $460 USD to $555. The proposed fee increase will be effective from October 2nd, 2020.
The fee can either be paid electronically as a bank transfer or in cash at a specified bank that has branches across India. Next, create a profile on the US Visa Service website and select the scheduled appointment option to ensure the correct amount is paid and the appointment is scheduled in a timely manner.
On the payment confirmation screen, you will be presented with payment options and further details of how to initiate payment. The fee is good for a year from the date of payment. You must take an appointment within one year for your visa interview.
An H4 visa is a non-immigrant dependent visa. The visa does not grant you permanent residency, but it gives you the right to live, study, and work in the US.
Who is eligible?
Spouse of the H type visa holder
Children under the age of 21 whose parent is an H visa holder
The validity of the H4 visa
The validity of the visa is dependent on the visa of the sponsor who is also called the principal applicant.
The visa is usually sponsored by the spouse or parent having the H type visa. The H4 visa becomes invalid when the visa of the sponsor expires.
Privileges of the H4 visa
You can get a driver’s license
You have opportunities to study in the US
You qualify for financial services, such as banking and an H4 visa loan
Work permission for the H4 visa holder
The holder of the H4 visa may work part-time, full-time or not at all.
The H4 visa holder is permitted to start any form of business.
The holder of the H4 visa may continue to be eligible for EAD even if he does not seek employment.
Documents required for application
US visa interview appointment letter
A valid passport
Copy of the primary visa holder’s passport
Photograph of the primary visa holder and applicant together
Passport-sized photograph of the applicant
Confirmation page of the online DS-160 form
Visa fees receipt from the relevant bank
A copy of the primary visa holder’s form I-797
A letter from the primary visa holder’s employer stating the nature of the relationship between the primary visa holder and employer
Pay stubs from the primary visa holder’s current place of work
Original marriage certificate
Original birth certificates of children
The L-1A Visa is a US-issued non-immigrant visa. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues this visa for foreign directors or managers being transferred to U.S. offices of their company. International businesses that do not have associated offices in the U.S. may also use an L-1A visa to send a manager or executive to create one there.
The L-1A visa is one of two categories of work visas in the L-1 visa category. Its equivalent, the L-1B visa is for staff with advanced skills who choose to migrate to the U.S. for a five-year period. Upon expiry, the applicant may again apply for the L-1 visa holder status only after working for the parent, subsidiary, branch or affiliate of the organizati