The H-1B Visa Program
Nonimmigrant visa program for incoming professionals for temporary work in the United States.
Learn about the possibility of obtaining an H-1B nonimmigrant work visa
To assess your chances of obtaining this visa, I need to get detailed answers to the questions listed below.

I will work with your answers for compliance with the criteria and norms of the law and will contact you to announce the result within 48 hours.
Work visa questionnaire
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Can You confirm that You have a college degree (American Bachelor’s degree equivalent or higher)?
Do you have a confirmed job offer from an employer in the US?
Are you aware of the employer’s financial ability to pay you the market wage?
Do you have any criminal background records?
What is your level of English proficiency?
Are you aware of the process and deadlines for receiving documents?
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Is it possible to obtain a GREEN CARD while holding
an H-1B VISA?

The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that does not qualify for a Green Card.
«But there is a possibility of retraining in the Green Card, subject to the interest of the American employer in a particular employee.

Falls under the category of work visas and does not require investment.
The possibility of retraining for EB-2 and EB-3 visas, if the employer wishes to cooperate further under a new contract.
Does not require labor certification.
Applicant's family and their children under the age of 21 who are not engaged in a marriage receive H-4 visas allowing them to live and study in the United States.

H-1B VISA processing timeline:
Standard processing time for this visa program changes annually depending on the total number of applicants and lasts average 2-3 months.
In general, the processing time for expedited filing is 15-30 days.

H-1B visa features:
  • The visa is issued for three years and can be extended up to six years, ie. maximum period to stay in the USA.
  • Each year, the US issues a certain number of H-1B visa quotas, which are being raffled among all the applicants in the spring of that particular year.
  • The petition is always sent by the employer in the USA.
  • The possibility of transition to a Green Card through EB-2 and EB-3 visas.
The process of applying for an H-1B work visa is initiated by the future employer of the specialist. He creates a package of all the necessary documents and submits the petition.
Labor Condition Application (LCA, information about the workplace and working conditions) from the US Department of Labor. In order to get this form, the employer submits a special application to USCIS.
A document confirming a certain level of qualification for the workplace, corresponding to education at the undergraduate level of the United States.
United States bachelor's degree (or higher) obtained by a foreigner, or an equivalent diploma from a foreign university.
If the period of the study of the applicant in the specialty was less than four years, it is necessary to provide a document confirming work experience in this particular specialty.
A compulsory license for the legal registration of the employer's company in the state where the company is based.
A signed job contract between the specialist and employer.
The H-1B work visa does not require the specialist to complete a labor certification process with the US Department of Labor. If switching jobs, the specialist has the right to retain the H-1B visa by renewing it.
The founder of the American professional law firm Shamayev Business Law
Stanislav Shamayev
Stanislav Shamayev is the founder and leading business immigration and corporate attorney of the American professional law firm Shamayev Business Law, R.A. Stanislav has many merits that prove the high level of his qualifications and competence. For instance, graduation with honors from Florida Atlantic University and the Faculty of Law in Miami, work experience in the US Federal and Florida state agencies, such as the Federal Court of the Southern District of Florida, the Office of the State Attorneys of Fort Lauderdale, the Court of Appeal for the Third District of the State of Florida.

Stanislav is also an active member of the Florida State and Broward County Bar Associations, the Florida Courts of Appeals, and the Eleventh Federal District Court of Appeals, and is licensed in civil and corporate law in the State of Florida and immigration law in the 50 US states and also the District of Columbia. Fluent in written and spoken Russian and English.

Stanislav is the author of more than ten articles on various areas of US law. Among topics are investor visas, business immigration, medical marijuana, and bitcoin laws. Stanislav has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences on federal legislation governing cryptocurrencies, medical marijuana, and business immigration at the national and international levels. Provides expert business advice on starting and running a business in the USA, managing relations with business partners on television, including Russian American TV, RTVI.

Also, Stanislav has an excellent understanding of corporate and business law in the USA, which gives him an advantage over other lawyers. Understanding the intricacies of these laws can be the deciding factor between approval and rejection of a petition.

From the very beginning of his career, Stanislav has represented the interests of investors and businessmen from all over the world, especially from the post-Soviet countries. Numerous approved petitions allowed Russian-speaking businessmen to move to the USA with their families.

Stanislav Shamayev has experience working with Senators and members of the Florida State House of Representatives in implementing local laws that have had a global financial impact on the state's economy. Stanislav has two international missions behind him, in which he advised the governments of Belize and Guyana on the implementation of progressive legislation on medical marijuana in these countries.

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