Once you successfully secured a job with a U.S based employer, more specifically in Detroit, they will have to start the legal procedures of bringing you to the U.S. In order to do that they must file H1B visa petition on your behalf, and by doing so, there are certain eligibility criteria and requirements imposed by the USCIS, which you have to fulfill in order to qualify for the visa. Some of those requirements include:
- Securing a job offer in a specialty occupation, which requires theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge.
- Having a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the related field.
- Proof that there are no qualified U.S applicants to do the job.
- Proof that you are qualified and have the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to perform such complex duty.
- A labor condition with the Department of Labor concerning the details, terms and conditions of your contract with your employer, which he has to file for.
- Payment of all the necessary fees by your employer.
As previously mentioned the H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, that allows employers to bring foreign professionals to work for them and occupy highly complex job positions, to which no U.S citizen is qualified enough to perform.
After filing the H1B visa petition, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will determine if the position you secured constitutes a specialty occupation and if you are qualified enough to get the visa.
Even though things seem quite simple, going through the entire process on your own can be very complicated if not properly handled, which is why getting professional help from a good immigration attorney will spare you a lot of unnecessary trouble.