The H1B visa program is the major method for
employers to hire International professionals and
International students to work in the USA. The H1B visa
enables US employers to hire foreign professionals for a
specified period of time. The H1B program allows specialty
occupation workers to work in the US for up to a total of
HB Visas (work authorization visas) available for Masters
Students in USA for 2012 Quota?
special limit in there for Masters Graduates from USA in
Advanced Degree Quota. ‘General Quota’ limit is 65,000.
General Quota is intended to hire workers from countries
like India, China, Canada, Philippines etc.
there be tight competition for masters’ quota in 2012 H1B
No. There are less
number of graduates in fall 2010 and also because of
recession and number of students who came to US for higher
education in Y2008 and Y2009 is less. So, Don’t worry about
should I apply for H1B quota 2012?
USCIS will start
accepting H1b applications for Y2012 quota from April 1st
2011. So, your employer can apply at any time after this
data before the cap is reached.
on OPT status. How should I apply to H1B?
To apply for H1B quota
in 2012 OPT students need to find an employer for visa
sponsoring. Your employer/company will apply visa for you.
If your visa is approved your H1B status will start from
October 1st 2011.
do I know if my H1B application is approved?
USCIS will send form
I797 to your company lawyer after your H1B approval. Form
I797 will also have an attached brand new I94.
if my H1B is rejected?
Get a new job with a
different employer and apply for new H1B.
need to attend for visa stamping in India if I my H1B is
You should attend for
visa stamping at US consulate only if you travel outside of
United States. In other cases you don’t need a visa
Self Sponsoring of H1B Visa possible?
No, you can’t sponsor
by your own.