Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
Nationwide Firm
786-401-4706
Injury, Immigration and Business Attorneys
Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Success

What qualifies as a specialty occupation for an H-1B visa?

Individuals who wish to enter the United States and work in certain professional capacities must obtain visas that qualify them for the work they are hired to do. All throughout Miami, many people possess H-1B visas that permit them to remain in the country as they work in specialized fields. This post will generally explore what qualifies as a specialty occupation for an H-1B visa and how a person may fulfill the requirements of securing permission to work in the United States.

At its base, a specialty occupation must generally require an individual to have a degree in the field of employment in which they are hired to work. Having a degree in the given field must be common to the job of the person seeking the H-1B visa, or the employer seeking to hire the individual must generally require persons in such positions to hold degrees in the applicable field.

Individuals hired for specialty occupations often must have the requisite degree of the position for which they are hired in order to qualify for H-1B visas. Their degrees must come from the United States or their foreign degree must be equivalent to an American bachelor's degree in the applicable field. If a person does not have a degree that qualifies them for the specialty occupation and necessary H-1B visa, then they may be able to qualify through their years of experience in the field and specialized knowledge.

Securing a visa to work in the United States in a specialty occupation can be an incredible opportunity for a person hoping to make the move to Florida or one of the other states. Attorneys who work in the employment immigration field can advise their clients on the proper steps to take to secure the right visas for their employment needs.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Successes Call Our Firm at 786-401-4706 or Fill Out the Secure Form Below

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Miami Office
2650 SW 27th Avenue
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Miami Law Office Map

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-531-8031
http://www.hawaiilawyer.com

Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.