Despite its drawbacks, the H-1B visa classification is, by far, the most sought-after temporary work visa in the United States for foreign-born professional workers. The H-1B category requires sponsorship by a U.S. employer and is limited to “specialty occupations” that generally require the candidates hold at least a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience) in a relevant discipline. H-1B petitions are filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security.
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