H-1B Visas & Extensions
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An H-1B visa enables foreign professionals to find work in the United States,
only for a temporary basis. The job you wish to apply for needs to be
a “specialty occupation,” such as an engineer, professor,
architect, scientist, researcher, accountant, or medical professional.
An H-1B visa is typically issued for a certain period of validity based
on the approved H-1B petition for a maximum of three years. However, the
visa is subject to extension for an additional three years. Once the visa
expires after the sixth year, the H-1B physician needs to either leave
the U.S., acquire an extension or apply for a different visa.
If you are interested in filing for an H-1B visa or if you are approaching
the six-year limit of your H-1B eligibility, it’s imperative to
seek representation from an experienced legal representation from our
Santa Barbara immigration attorney. Our firm is dedicated to helping you obtain an extension, so you can
continue providing healthcare in the United States.
Strategies For A Physician Approaching The Six-Year Eligibility Limit
If a labor certification application or immigrant petition has been pending
for one year or more at the time the immigrant physician’s six-year
limit is set to expire, your employer or future prospective employer is
capable of filing for a one-year extension of H-1B status until the labor
certification application or immigrant petition is rejected or accepted.
Another strategy for physicians who are approaching their eligibility limit
is to acquire another non-immigrant status, including E-1, 0-1 or TN.
If you are looking to adjust your status to legal permanent resident,
you may file an adjustment application for an extraordinary ability EB-1/NIW
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Appel & Morse, our Santa Barbara immigration attorneys have more than 30 years of collective
experience under our belts. If you’re looking for the best chance
to help accomplish your immigration goals, look no further than our firm.
We represent individuals throughout the Central Coast of California.
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