The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows foreign workers to work in the United States.
An advantage of the H-1B visa program for teachers is that it allows for a longer stay in the United States than some other visa programs. Teachers who are approved for an H-1B visa can stay in the U.S. for up to three years initially, with the option to renew the visa for an additional three years for a total stay of six years. After that time, the teacher must either leave the United States or apply for a green card to become a permanent resident.
There are two types: Lottery and Non-Profit
For Lottery Placement, there is an annual cap on the number of H-1B visas that are issued each year, which is currently set at 85,000. This includes 65,000 visas for workers in specialty occupations and an additional 20,000 visas for workers with advanced degrees from U.S. universities. The likelihood of getting picked is ~30% to 50% depending on the year.
It's important to note that the H-1B visa program for teachers is subject to the same annual cap on the number of visas issued as the regular H-1B visa program.
Talzent offers lottery placement for teachers. If selected, a teacher will be employed by Talzent and placed in a school district.
The non-profit H-1B visa program is a special category of H-1B visas that is available for workers who are employed by non-profit organizations. This program is designed to enable non-profit organizations such as school districts who are affiliated with a University to directly hire teachers.
One of the benefits of the non-profit H-1B visa program is that it is not subject to the annual cap on the number of H-1B visas issued each year. This means that school districts can hire highly skilled workers at any time during the year, without having to worry about whether the annual cap has already been reached.
Talzent facilitates the non-profit H1-B and helps school districts hire a teacher directly.