In the most recent guidelines by the USCIS, computer engineers cannot apply for the H-1B visas. The reason behind is simple, and it seems to be beneficial for the citizens of the US. The American people will be able to grab a number of jobs that require low to medium level skills. The visas are temporarily reserved for very high-end jobs requiring highly skilled people. [Must read: Keep your phone at home! Android Wear update 2.0 now available for a wider range of watches!]
Coding is not considered a very special skill, so there will be no visa for you if you’re a programmer.
There are two ways of how you can still get the visa for the US:-
- You need to have studied and gotten your degree from the US. Only non-American programmers that are eligible for applying for the H-1B visa are the ones that are qualified from the US universities or colleges. With this been said, if you’ve studied from outside the USA, there is hardly any chance you can still be applicable for the H-1B visa, except the one described in the next point. [Must read: All smartphones to vanish soon? Ever wonder what kind of technology will replace smartphones.]
- There is one more way you can apply for the H-1B visa for the US. It is by having exceptional skills. If you are qualified so well, or your job is so complex and high-end, that no one with medieval level skills can do it, you can apply for the visa. Hence, if the project you’re visiting the US for is a highly skilled one, then you are eligible for the H-1B visa.
This new regarding the eligibility of the visa can change a lot of things especially for the working class people living in the US and also outside of the US. [Must read: You should know these things before Jailbreaking your smartphone device]