H-1B Visas Program
The H-1B visas allows companies in the United States to temporarily hire foreign workers for occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a highly specialized nature, and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specialty, or its equivalent.
What types of jobs meet the specialty occupation condition?
The job must meet one of the following criteria to qualify:
- Bachelor’s or higher degree is usually the minimum entry requirement for the position
- The degree requirement for the job is common to the industry or the job is so complex or unique that it can be performed only by an individual with a degree
- The employer normally requires a degree or its equivalent for the position
- The nature of the specific duties is so specialized and complex that the knowledge required to perform the duties is usually associated with the attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree.*