H-1B SPECIALTY OCCUPATIONS
This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation.
Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Prospective specialty occupation employers must obtain a certification of an LCA from the DOL. The application requires the employer to attest that it will comply with the following labor requirements:
- The employer will pay the beneficiary a wage which is no less than the wage paid to similarly qualified workers or, if greater, the prevailing wage for your position in the geographic area in which you will be working.
- The employer will provide working conditions that will not adversely affect other similarly employed workers.
Period of Stay
As an H-1B nonimmigrant, you may be admitted for a period of up to three years. Your time period may be extended, but generally cannot go beyond a total of six years.