New Delhi: The H-1B visa is perhaps the visa of most interest to employers and potential foreign employees.
It is also, perhaps, the most controversial of American visas.
There are only 65,000 H-1B visas available every year and every year, they are quickly filled.
20,000 H-1B visas are exempt from this quota and reserved for foreign nationals who have received a Master's degree or higher from a U.S. university.
Many business leaders and politicians agree that this cap is preventing the U.S. economy from global competitiveness while politicians on the other side of the aisle feel that immigration should be restricted further.
During your search to obtain an H1B visa job offer, there are a number of important rules and considerations that directly affect the approval (or denial) of your visa application when it's processed by the US Immigration Department.
Some petitions are denied every year because of simple mistakes that can easily be avoided. All it takes is learning a few immigration laws, rules and regulations.
However, for those potential foreign nationals looking to obtain an H-1B visa and employers considering sponsoring and H-1B visa candidate, here are some helpful tips: