Benefits for H-1B Visa Holders
Many people from around the world want to settle either temporarily or permanently in the United States whether it’s to improve their living standards or just simply experience living in the country.
This is just what the H-1B visa allows people to do if they have the right qualifications.
The following are two of the main benefits of an H-1B visa:
It is also possible for H-1B holders to extend past the 6 years if
Other benefits include:
H-1B holders may also pursue, with the sponsorship of a US employer, the opportunity to petition for permanent residence as USCIS regulations and immigration laws support "dual intent" when the intention is to apply to immigrate to the United States. This means that someone who was only seeking temporary employment one might be able to create one’s own business and hire oneself as an employee. It is not necessary to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to initiate a business in the U.S.A. but you will require authorization from the USCIS to be employed by any company which includes yours.
One may be able to take extended leave or a long vacation without losing status.
However, an employer has the capacity to terminate employment if the H-1B visa holder fails to turn up for work for a long period which could mean loss of H1-B status. There is no 10 day grace period as some people think.
Return to "The H-1B Visa" to learn more.