The H-1B allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. The regulations define a “specialty occupation” as requiring analytical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor.
- These fields include, but not limited to, architecture, business specialties, biotechnology, engineering, mathematics, medicine and health, physical sciences, social sciences, education, law, accounting, theology, and the arts.
- The foreign worker must possess at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as well as any applicable licenses or permits for the profession in which the individual seeks to work.
- H-1B work-authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponsoring employer.
If a foreign worker in H-1B status quits or is dismissed from the sponsoring employer, the worker can apply for a change of status to another non-immigrant status or, alternatively, find another employer willing to sponsor him/her.
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