May 17, 2016
The holders of this visa can only live and work in the U.S temporarily. The visa is usually granted to its holder for 3 years and depending on the circumstances, an extension of stay could be sought. Foreign workers with an H1B visa are entitled t0 dual intent, which means the holders can maintain their status as H1B workers while still applying for U.S permanent residence through an application for a . The H1B, given to a professional worker such as an accountant or engineer, does not authorize or allow its recipient to change employers without permission.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age may apply for the applicable derivative visa (H4 visa) to join their spouse or parent in the US. Accompanying spouses and children are entitled to study in the United States but are not entitled to undertake any employment without obtaining an appropriate work visa.