When To Apply For Lesser-Known 'B-1 In Lieu Of H-1B' Visa

Law360, New York (February 24, 2016, 7:32 PM EST) -- When it comes to short-term projects in need of a skilled foreign worker, the "B-1 in lieu of H-1B" visa for business visitors may be a good option for immigration practitioners to have in their toolkits, but it shouldn't be used as a replacement for a typical H-1B visa, attorneys warn.

With only 65,000 H-1B visas provided under the cap each year — along with an additional 20,000 for people who have earned a master's degree or higher in the U.S. — employers must often get creative with how they bring skilled foreign workers into the country.

One option that hasn't...

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