H1B Visa: We often hear and read news about H1B Visa. Everyone must know that H1B Visa is related to going to America. But why is this visa so important? What is H1B Visa? What is the process of getting this visa? Let’s get the information about what are the rules to get this visa.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on his US tour. In America, PM Modi was welcomed with grandeur as the chief guest at the White House. Due to this visit of the Prime Minister, the relations between the two countries have become stronger. Once again, Indians are hoping that after the PM’s visit to America, the rules of H1B VISA will be relaxed a little. First of all let’s understand what is this H1B visa and to whom it is given?”
The H1B visa issue has long been a major issue for Indians seeking to move to the US. The simple meaning of this visa is that the visa that America gives to foreign workers employed by its companies is called H1B visa. H1B visa is granted for a fixed period of time. This visa does not have to be renewed after expiry. There are many rules related to this that are difficult for foreign workers who want to move to the US. Now PM Modi has given good news regarding A visa. Addressing Indians in America, PM Modi said that H1B visa will now be renewed only in America. Let’s know why H1B visa is different and what are the related rules and eligibility criteria?
What is H1B Visa?
Let us tell about this that if a foreigner wants to work in a US-based company, that employee is given an H1B visa by the US government. No foreigner can work for a US company without an H1B visa. A large number of Indian IT professionals go to work in US companies and have to take H1B visas.
Eligibility for H1B visa
- An H1B visa seeker must have a bachelor’s degree.
- Also should have 12 years experience in this work.
- The required degree and applicant’s degree must be the same for the job they are going to do in America.
- The work for which foreign workers are called in should be so technical that only people with specialized degrees can do it.
- In addition, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in the US or its equivalent from a foreign university.
- The most important thing is that the company is applying for the H1B visa and not the individual.
Duration of H1B Visa
H1B visas are usually granted for 3 years. Maximum it can be extended up to 6 years. When the duration of the H1B visa is short, the individual is applying for US citizenship. After this the green card is given to the applicant. If the applicant does not get a green card, he has to stay outside the US for 1 year. Only after this can he reapply for H1B visa.
Importance of H1B Visa
The main advantage of the H1B visa is that the visa holder is allowed to bring his family members i.e. children and spouse to the US. They can also live with him in America. Only after H1B visa can one apply for US permanent citizenship. For H1B visa, all you need is a bachelor’s degree, work experience and an offer letter from the company where you are going to work.