On April 1, 2013, the U.S Department of Homeland Security's (DHS), Citizen and Immigration Services (CIS) will start accepting H-1B petitions. H-1B visas are for nonimmigrants who are employed by U.S. employers in professional and specialty occupations. Specialty occupations include, but are not limited to technical writers, business managers, engineers, teachers, lawyers, accountants, etc. Basically the classification requires that the individual possess the equivalence of a U.S. Bachelors Degree and that the degree be related to the job that the individual proposes to take-up in the U.S.

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