The H-1B Process
The H-1B category uses an electronic filing process. The sponsor (typically a U.S. employer) will need to electronically register the prospective visa recipient, a process that requires only basic information about the applicant along with a small fee. Because the number of petitions typically exceeds the yearly H-1B cap, USCIS will use a lottery system to randomly select from the electronic registrants. Those who are selected can then submit their official petition, and they may receive a visa if USCIS approves their petition.
Typically, the visa will last three years, and it may be extended. Some may be able to adjust their status to lawful permanent residence.
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