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H-1B1 Singapore Visa

The H-1B1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa category that allows citizens of Chile and Singapore to temporarily work in the United States in a specialty occupation. It was created as part of free trade agreements with these countries and offers unique opportunities for professionals from Chile and Singapore to contribute their expertise in the U.S. The H-1B1 visa is available exclusively to citizens of Chile and Singapore who have a job offer in the United States in a specialty occupation. 

Occupation, Visa Period, Dependents, Work

The occupation must require specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a specific field. Initially, H-1B1 visa holders can be admitted for a maximum period of up to one year. However, the visa can be extended in one-year increments as long as the individual maintains eligibility and the employer’s need for their services continues.H-1B1 visa holders can bring their spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age to the United States under the H-4 dependent visa category. H-4 visa holders are not eligible to work but can attend school or college in the U.S. The H-1B1 visa offers citizens of Chile and Singapore an opportunity to work temporarily in the United States, utilizing their specialized skills and knowledge in a specialty occupation. It provides a valuable avenue for professional development and collaboration with U.S. employers.

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Are you a Singaporean professional seeking employment opportunities in the United States? Look no further! We specializes in providing comprehensive H-1B1 visa services tailored specifically for Singaporean citizens. 


We understand the unique needs of Singaporean professionals seeking H-1B1 visas. Our dedicated team of immigration experts will provide you with personalized guidance and support throughout the entire process. We are committed to ensuring a smooth and successful visa application, allowing you to pursue your professional aspirations in the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

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To be eligible for the H-1B1 Singapore Visa, you must be a citizen of Singapore. You should also have a job offer from a U.S. employer in a specialty occupation that requires theoretical or technical expertise in a specialized field, such as engineering, mathematics, science, or computer programming.

The H-1B1 Singapore Visa is a separate category from the regular H-1B Visa. It is available exclusively to Singaporean citizens and has a different application process and requirements. The H-1B1 Visa has an annual cap of 5,400 visas, whereas the regular H-1B Visa has a higher cap and is available to citizens of multiple countries.

The initial period of stay on an H-1B1 Singapore Visa is up to 18 months. However, the visa can be extended in one-year increments beyond the initial period, subject to certain limitations. The total period of stay cannot exceed 36 months.

Yes, your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 can accompany you to the U.S. They will be eligible for H-4 dependent visas. However, they will not be allowed to work unless they secure employment authorization through a separate process.

To apply for an H-1B1 Singapore Visa, you need to follow these steps:

  • Obtain a job offer from a U.S. employer in a specialty occupation.
  • The employer must file a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Once the LCA is certified, you can proceed with the visa application at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Singapore.
  • Submit the required documents, including the completed visa application form, supporting evidence, and payment of fees.
  • Attend an interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
  • If approved, you will receive your H-1B1 Singapore Visa.

The required documents for an H-1B1 Singapore Visa application may include:

  • Passport valid for travel to the U.S.
  • Form DS-160 (Nonimmigrant Visa Application) confirmation page.
  • Employer’s job offer letter specifying the terms and conditions of employment.
  • Educational and professional qualifications, such as degrees, diplomas, or certificates.
  • Proof of specialized knowledge or skills in the field of intended employment.
  • Evidence of ties to Singapore and intention to return after the temporary stay.
  • Payment of visa fees.

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