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Job Role*
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
Agricultural Workers
Air Transportation Workers
Animal Care and Service Workers
Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers
Art and Design Workers
Assemblers and Fabricators
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
Business Operations Specialists
Communications Equipment Operators
Computer Occupations
Construction Trades Workers
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers
Extraction Workers
Financial Clerks
Financial Specialists
Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
First-Line Enlisted Military Supervisors
Fishing and Hunting Workers
Food and Beverage Serving Workers
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Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers
Funeral Service Workers
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Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
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Helpers, Construction Trades
Information and Record Clerks
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Legal Support Workers
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Life Scientists
Material Moving Workers
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Mathematical Science Occupations
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Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
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Operations Specialties Managers
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Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
Supervisors of Sales Workers
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Did You Know or DYK Icon Did You Know? E and L dependent spouses may apply for employment authorization. A new law, effective May 26, 2015, states that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment based lawful permanent resident status also known as green card status may also apply for employment authorization.

Did You Know or DYK Icon Did You Know? If you are granted employment authorization based on your H-4 status, your employment authorization is unrestricted. This means that your employment authorization is not limited to a specific employer. It also does not prohibit self-employment or starting a business.

Did You Know or DYK Icon Did You Know? A non-resident alien is not required to file an income tax return if their only U.S. source income is wages in an amount less than the personal exemption amount.

How can a foreigner work in the US?

In order to work legally in the United States, all foreign workers must obtain a permission. There are different requirements, conditions and authorized periods of stay for admission in each employment category. Any violation can result in removal or denial of re-entry into the United States. The categories and visa types are listed below.

  1. A Permanent (Immigrant) Worker is authorized to live and work permanently in the United States. These visas are available to aliens who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. The Permanent Worker Visa categories are as follows:
    1. First Preference EB-1 is reserved for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers.
    2. Second Preference EB-2 is reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business.
    3. Third Preference EB-3 is reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers.
    4. Fourth Preference EB-4 is reserved for “special immigrants,” which includes certain religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service posts, retired employees of international organizations, alien minors who are wards of courts in the United States, and other classes of aliens.
    5. Fifth Preference EB-5 is reserved for business investors who invest $1 million or $500,000 (if the investment is made in a targeted employment area) in a new commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 full-time U.S. workers.
  2. For a Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Worker their prospective employer must file a nonimmigrant petition on their behalf with USCIS. The Temporary Worker categories are listed as follows:
    1. CW-1 - CNMI-Only transitional worker.
    2. E-1 - Treaty traders and qualified employees.
    3. E-2 - Treaty investors and qualified employees.
    4. E-2C - Long-term foreign investors in the CNMI.
    5. E-3 - Certain "specialty occupation" professionals from Australia.
    6. H-1B - Workers in a specialty occupation.
    7. H-2A - Temporary or seasonal agricultural workers.
    8. H-2B - Temporary non-agricultural workers.
    9. H-3 - Trainees other than medical or academic.
    10. I - Representatives of foreign press, radio, film or other foreign information media.
    11. L-1A - Intracompany transferees in managerial or executive positions.
    12. L-1B - Intracompany transferees in positions utilizing specialized knowledge.
    13. O-1 - Persons with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and motion picture or TV production.
    14. O-2 - Persons accompanying solely to assist an O-1 nonimmigrant.
    15. P-1A - Internationally recognized athletes.
    16. P-1B - Internationally recognized entertainers or members of internationally recognized entertainment groups.
    17. P-2 - Individual performer or part of a group entering to perform under a reciprocal exchange program.
    18. P-3 - Artists or entertainers, either an individual or group, to perform, teach, or coach under a program that is culturally unique.
    19. Q-1 - Persons participating in an international cultural exchange program for the purpose of providing practical training, employment, and to share the history, culture, and traditions of the alien's home country.
    20. R-1 - Religious workers.
    21. TN - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) temporary professionals from Mexico and Canada.
  3. For Students and Exchange Visitors employment is permitted with certain conditions. The visas lying in this category are as follows:
    1. F-1 - Academic students.
    2. F-3 - Canadian or Mexican national academic commuter students.
    3. M-1 - Vocational students.
    4. M-3 - Canadian or Mexican national vocational commuter students.
    5. J-1 - Exchange visitors.
  4. A Temporary Visitors for Business Visa is needed to be obtained to visit the United State for Business. The visa category under this is:
    1. B-1 Temporary Business Visitor - Temporary business visitor to conduct activities of a commercial or professional nature. For example, consult with business associates, negotiate a contract, or attend a business conference.
What is an H-4 visa? What is the H-4 rule (Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses)?

An H-4 visa is issued by USCIS to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the H-1B visa holders.

The USCIS, on Feb 26, 2015, announced that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will accept applications for employment authorization from certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment based lawful permanent resident status also known as green card status.

The eligible H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants are the ones who:

  1. Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
  2. Have been granted H-1B status in the United States under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 as amended by the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (AC21). AC21 permits H-1B workers seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit.

If granted employment authorization under these regulatory changes, H-4 dependent spouses receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), as proof of that authorization.

These H-4 dependent spouses are also eligible to receive Social Security Numbers.

Top 10 H1B Occupations Since FY 2012*
Occupation % of Total
Computer Occupations 71.95%
Engineers 5.18%
Financial Specialists 4.22%
Business Operations Specialists 3.12%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 2.78%
Operations Specialties Managers 2.29%
Mathematical Science Occupations 1.41%
Life Scientists 1.27%
School Teachers - Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education 1.12%
Postsecondary Teachers 0.76%
Other 5.89%
Top 20 Worksites(Cities) with most H1B Applications Since FY 2012*
City # of H1B Applications
Houston, TX 102,016
Atlanta, GA 86,969
Philadelphia, PA 82,372
San Jose, CA 81,993
Chicago, IL 78,958
San Francisco, CA 76,953
Redmond, WA 46,083
Dallas, TX 45,085
Seattle, WA 44,923
Mountain View, CA 44,601
Sunnyvale, CA 43,759
Boston, MA 42,969
Irving, TX 41,212
Phoenix, AZ 40,752
Austin, TX 40,212
Santa Clara, CA 39,587
Charlotte, NC 39,264
Jersey City, NJ 38,888
San Diego, CA 38,798
Los Angeles, CA 38,677
Top 10 H1B Sponsoring Companies Since FY 2012*
Company # of Total
Cognizant 7.37%
Wipro 6.93%
Deloitte 5.50%
Syntel 4.58%
Infosys 3.94%
PricewaterhouseCoopers 3.32%
IGATE 3.15%
Tata Consultancy Services 2.76%
Mphasis 1.92%
Other 60.53%
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