Plan B: Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

What are some alternatives to the H-1B visa? So, you’ve applied for the H-1B visa, and by now you are well aware that the cap has been reached. You may be wondering what you will do if you are not selected in the lottery. Have no fear, we have you covered on your Plan B. In this post, we breakdown the alternatives to the H-1B visa that allow foreign nationals to live and work in the United States. 1. The O-1 “Extraordinary Ability” Visa: This visa type is for aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, athletics, motion picture, television, or arts industries who have received national and/or international acclaim in their field. An alien on an O-1 visa may live and work in the United States for a period of up to three years. In order to be eligible for this visa type you must demonstrate that you are an alien of extraordinary ability in your field. Applicants must hold an advanced degree (at least a master’s) to…

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