H-1B Visa

The H-1B category is for individuals who will perform services in a "specialty occupation"; this is the H category most frequently used by students who graduate from Marywood University and by qualified international persons who work at Marywood.  A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge along with at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. For example, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts are specialty occupations.

Annual Limits for H-1B Visas

The current law limits to 65,000 the number of aliens who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-1B status since FY2004. (The numerical limitation was temporarily raised to 195,000 in FY2001, FY2002 and FY2003.)

For further information regarding H-1B Visas please see the USCIS site.