In the past few entries, we have talked about H-1B visas, some of their requirements, and some of the difficulties you may face if you apply for one. In this entry, we will talk more about what to do if you have read all of the information provided, and are ready to apply for an H-1B.
If you think that you are qualified for an H-1B visa, then the first thing you must do is find a U.S. employer that will hire you, and is willing to wait while you go through the visa process.
In order to make sure that all of their bases are covered, that specific employer will probably need to hire the services of an experienced attorney. Of course, many larger employers already have their own attorneys on staff. There is a very limited supply of H-1B visas made available each year, so an attorney can help the employer ensure that everything is filled out correctly the first time, thereby ensuring there are no snags that will serve to lengthen an already time-consuming process. The attorney will also help the H-1B application get submitted as early as possible. H-1B visas run out every year, so you want to make sure that your application is in quickly, with no errors.
If you are looking for a potential job that would hire you for an H-1B visa, there are several good resources on the web, or you could hire an immigration attorney to point you in the right direction. Optimally, you should look for one with experience in business immigration law.