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H-1B Visa

What is an H-1B Visa?
The H-1B visa is a temporary work visa for foreign professionals employed by U.S. companies. Beneficiaries of H-1B can work in the U.S. for a total of six years, with each approval granted for up to three years.


Who Can Apply for an H-1B Visa?
The applicant for an H-1B visa is a U.S. employer, not the employee. The employee is the beneficiary of the H-1B application. Both the employer and employee must meet specific requirements:


  • Must demonstrate a genuine employment relationship with the foreign employee.

  • Must have the ability to pay wages.

  • The job position offered to the foreign employee must be a legitimate position.


  • Job Position: The position held by the beneficiary should be a "professional position," typically requiring at least a bachelor's degree or higher; or the job is so specialized and complex that only an individual with a degree can perform the duties.

  • Educational Background: Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a U.S. accredited university, or its foreign equivalent.

How Long Does it Take to Approve an H-1B Application?
Generally, USCIS requires 3 to 6 months to process an H-1B visa application, starting from the date the application is received.

What Are the Fees for Applying for an H-1B Visa?(subject to change)

  • Electronic Registration Fee: $10

  • I-129 Application Fee: $460

  • Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee: $500

  • Education and Training Fee: $1,500 for employers with 25 or more full-time employees; $750 for employers with fewer than 25 full-time employees. Note: Non-profit organizations, governmental research organizations, educational institutions, etc. are exempt from this fee.

Optional Fees:

  • Expedited Processing Fee (Premium Processing): $2,500

  • Public Law 114-113 Fee: $4,000 if the employer has 50 or more employees in the U.S., and more than half of these employees are in H-1B or L-1 status.

What Services Does AllBelief Law Firm Provide?

  • We provide a comprehensive and clear list of materials required for the H-1B application, ensuring you understand all necessary documents.

  • We help collect and organize your application materials.

  • We answer all questions related to your application clearly.

  • We categorize and organize materials that need translation.

  • We analyze the specifics of your case, prepare relevant legal arguments, and draft the application.

  • We assist in filling out and submitting Form I-129 and any other forms required for the H-1B visa.

  • We help answer questions from USCIS.

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