H-1B visa

H -1B is the name of a non-immigrant visa in the United States that allows U.S. companies to employ specially skilled foreign workers.


The work visa will be awarded to persons who have completed a university degree, which can show similar benefits for which equivalence has been confirmed in a report at least a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent. Prerequisite for the grant of H-1B visa is a made ​​out by the U.S. Employers Post a commitment to being exercised between the activity and the qualification be a connection and the content must match the local rates. Although it is a non-immigrant visa at the H- 1B, in contrast to other non-immigrant visa categories (eg, J-1) an immigration intent ( in form of applying for a green card ) of the visa holder's legitimate (dual intent ).


An H -1B visa is initially valid for three years and may be renewed for another three years time. Who else has not acquired any additional residence, must stay outside the U.S. before again an H-1B visa can be applied for at least one year.


The H -1B visas are of two sides in the criticism. From the perspective of states from which the visa holders come visa encourage the brain drain. From the U.S. viewpoint of workers go for jobs they lost; it is assumed that no new jobs are made possible by an H -1B holders. The criticism is therefore similar to the criticism of the German Green Card regulation.