May 17, 2016
This sub-category under the H1B category is exclusively reserved for Chilean and Singaporean nationals. An applicant who wishes to apply for this visa must have a temporary offer of employment in a specialty occupation from a U.S. employer.
A specialty occupation is an occupation that requires theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge that usually requires the equivalent of at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Some examples of specialty occupation fields include architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, medicine, health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology and the arts. H1B1 visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.