H-1B Visa

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H-1B Visa

A visa granting the holder permission to live and work the United States for three years, with the opportunity to renew once. H-1B visa holders must possess sufficient skills to perform the work for which they are hired (though there has been controversy about the level of skill required) and, if they quit or are fired, they must return home, find another job, or apply for a change in status. While the H1-B visa is not an immigrant visa, its holders may apply for green cards.
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Ahmad's validity as a foreign inhabitant of New York City came through an H-1 visa, which provided green cards to people with "specialty occupations," as laid out in the requirements set by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
They also report that this is not limited to NPU or F-1 students but also to other foreign travellers on H-1 visa and the like," he wrote.
8) Particular to the artistic community, nonimmigrant artists and entertainers had to apply for an H-1 visa or an H-2 visa before traveling or performing in the U.
Although not specifically created for artists and entertainers, the H-1 Visa category was applied to petitioners of "distinguished merit and ability .
While the new bills still requires artists applying for entry on O-1 visas to demonstrate "extraordinary ability," clarifying language defines this provision to mean "distinction," effectively maintaining standards currently in effect for artists seeking H-1 visas.