Columbus H-1B Visa Attorney

The H-1B is a non-immigrant work visa that permits U.S.-based employers to hire foreign-born individuals for up to six years. The H-1B provides those employers with the opportunity to hire a foreign professional if a qualified U.S. citizen or resident is not available for a specialized position. Both the employer and employee must satisfy precise criteria before an H-1B visa petition can be approved. It’s a long, complicated application and a difficult, tricky process. The experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates help employers and employees secure the H-1B visas they need. A variety of employers and scores of foreign-born workers rely on our H1-B visa attorneys for the comprehensive immigration and visa-related legal services they require.


To obtain the H-1B visa, a foreign national worker must have an employment offer in a specialty field such as engineering, architecture, medical research, computer electronics, or a comparable industry. The compensation offered by the sponsoring employer must be consistent with pay for comparable positions in that geographic region. The H-1B visa petition must be submitted by the employer, not the employee. Those hired with an H-1B visa must possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Every year, the United States issues 65,000 H-1B visas; an additional 20,000 are set aside for employers seeking foreign national workers with advanced degrees.


Advice from a good immigration lawyer is imperative for companies sponsoring H-1B visa holders. The experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates help foreign nationals as well as their employers by providing sound legal advice and services. We review visa petitions for thoroughness and accuracy, and we provide workers and employers with all-inclusive immigration-related legal services. We have offices in Dublin and Columbus, Ohio and in Troy, Michigan, but we work for clients around the globe. From anywhere in the world, contact the experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates by phone or email today to discuss your specific visa needs and options.