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H-1B Visas: Gaining Work Privileges

DeLand Immigration Attorney

Visas are a valuable option for those that are not originally from the U.S. and have not gained standing as a legal citizen. For many that come to visit or stay, without the privileges of a citizen there are numerous things they are unable to do legally. Some choose to pursue naturalization to become a citizen so they can gain a number of these privileges, while others look to other means known as visas. There are different types of visas that are useful to those in various situations. One privilege that many immigrants to the states seek is the right to take up employment. Countless people flock to the country each year with the hope in mind that they can obtain a job they may not have been able to at home. Others may have a specialized trait and an opportunity to use it in the states. In any situation it is recommended to speak with a DeLand immigration lawyer from Buckmaster & Ellzey.

Employers Seeking H-1B Visas in Florida

For those looking to work in the U.S. an H-1B visa is known as a non-immigrant temporary work visa that allows the individual to stay in the states for a limited period of time while they carry out their job. It is typically for those that are specialized in a specific area of work that are granted H-1B visas. The visa is actually sought by an employer that is looking to have foreign nationals work for them in a specialty occupation such as engineering, medicine, law or other important fields. Both workers and students can be sought through this avenue. If a visa is granted to an employer, their worker is eligible to remain in the states to carry out the job for up to three years, after which they can seek an extension to remain for an additional three years.

The family of the individual with the H-1B visa may also be granted the ability to stay in the country for the length of time the job lasts. If however, they wish to work while here, they will need to seek their own visa. There is a cap placed on the amount of visas that are given out each year so it is important that you have a professional assisting you to ensure you carry out the process in a way that gives you the best possible chance of receiving one. Our firm is well acquainted with the procedures of seeking a visa and has aided many to successfully gain the privileges they are looking for through a visa.

If you are an employer that is looking to hire an international, contact a DeLand immigration attorney from the firm to help you get started.


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