United States H-1B Visa Attorney

An H-1B visa is an employment-based and non-immigrant visa that allow you to work in the United States temporarily. It requires a job offer from an employer.


The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. can assist you through every step of the H-1B visa petition. With our extensive knowledge and experience in immigration law, we can help you navigate the application process and ensure your petition’s timely completion.

Who is Eligible for an H-1B?


While H-1B is for a temporary job, it has stringent requirements. First, your job needs to be a specialty occupation, and second, you have the theoretical and practical expertise in it. It requires you to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent related to the job you are getting for the visa.


This visa is also open for fashion models.


These strict and specific requirements are in place to protect similarly employed American workers from being affected by the surge of non-immigrant workers.


There is also a limit on how many of these H-1B visas are issued annually, so you need to act quickly and apply when they are available.

What to Consider When Applying for an H-1B


  • Limited stay – You can only stay for a total of six years on an H-1B visa. The initial approval is three years, with an extension of another three years.


  • Limited employment – You can work for multiple employers on this visa. However, each employer must file a petition on your behalf. Working for an employer that does not sponsor your H-1B visa violates your status.


  • Dependents – If you have a spouse and child (under 21 years old), you can bring them along under a dependent category known as an H-4 visa. They will have the same duration of stay.


Why Choose the Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. for your H-1B Visa Application?


Applying for an H-1B visa is complicated. It offers temporary employment, but also requires you to meet strict requirements. The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. has a team of dedicated immigration attorneys and paralegals who can strategize with you and your employer and help you navigate every step of the process.

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