H1B Visa Information Overview

The H1B visa classification is an employment status for foreign nationals who will perform services in a specialty occupation.  Speciality occupations require at least a bachelor's degree.  Requirements for an H1B visa are as follows:

  • Foreign national must have a high degree of experience in the speicality occupation for which he or she is applying.
  • Foreign national must have a bachelor's degree or minimum degree required for the specialty position.
  • Foreign nationals cannot self-petition.  Missouri State University must file the H1B petition.

The H1B visa is also job and location specific, therefore, the foreign national while employed is only allowed to perform the duties that are outlined in the H1B at the location specific in the petition.