« Losing the family farm | Main | Australia E-3 »

May 06, 2006

Chile and Singapore H-1B1

New immigration provisions for Chile and Singapore created annually 5400 and 1400 new H-1B1 nonimmigrant visas for each respective country. A January 8, 2004 Bill Yates memo specifically states: "The annual 6,800 H-1B1 numerical cap will be counted against the H 1B numerical cap", i.e. 65,000 minus 6,800 = 58,200 H-1B visas


1. Professions must meet the definition of "specialty occupation" or 4 year degree as set forth in the respective FTA or submit proof of alternative
2. Job offer letter from the employer
3. Proof of labor attestation (certified ETA 9035 or 9035E)
4. Pay filing fees; I-129 $190.00, I-129 HDC $750.00 ($1,500.00 if 25 or more H-1B employees), if inside of U.S. Premium processing $1,000.00 Total = $1,940.00

Aliens already in the United States as non-immigrants may apply for a change of nonimmigrant status to H-1B1. Such an alien who departs the United States would need an H-1B1 visa to seek readmission as an H-1B1.

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 6, 2006 09:34 AM


Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)