Working in the United States
H-1B Specialty Occupations, DOD Cooperative Research and Development Project Workers, and Fashion Models
This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability.
*For more information, see 8 CFR §214.2(h)(4)(iii)(A).
Step 1: (only required for specialty occupation and fashion model petitions): Employer Submits LCA to DOL for certification.
Labor Condition Application (LCA)
Period of Stay
Your employer will be liable for the reasonable costs of your return transportation if your employer terminates you before the end of your period of authorized stay. Your employer is not responsible for the costs of your return transportation if you voluntarily resign your position. You must contact the Service Center that approved your petition in writing if you believe that your employer has not complied with this requirement.
For further information about the numerical cap, see our Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 H-1B Cap Season Web page.
Family of H-1B Visa Holders
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/06/2011
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