Columbus H-1B Visa Lawyers

The H-1B is a non-immigrant work visa that permits U.S.-based employers to hire foreign-born individuals for up to six years. The H-1B provides those employers with the opportunity to hire a foreign professional if a qualified U.S. citizen or resident is not available for a specialized position.

Both the employer and employee must satisfy precise criteria before an H-1B visa petition can be approved. It’s a long, complicated application and a difficult, tricky process. The experienced immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates help employers and employees secure the H-1B visas they need. A variety of employers and scores of foreign-born workers rely on our H1-B visa attorneys for the comprehensive immigration and visa-related legal services they require.


To obtain the H-1B visa, a foreign national worker must have an employment offer in a specialty field such as engineering, architecture, medical research, computer electronics, or a comparable industry. The compensation offered by the sponsoring employer must be consistent with pay for comparable positions in that geographic region.

The H-1B visa petition must be submitted by the employer, not the employee. Those hired with an H-1B visa must possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Every year, the United States issues 65,000 H-1B visas; an additional 20,000 are set aside for employers seeking foreign national workers with advanced degrees.


Advice from a good immigration lawyer is imperative for companies sponsoring H-1B visa holders. The knowledgeable immigration attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates are fully able to help foreign nationals as well as their employers by providing sound legal advice and services. Our services include reviewing visa petitions to make sure they are accurate and thorough, to ensure the best possible outcome for your particular situation. We also provide workers and employers with all-inclusive legal services regarding any immigration issue.

Our offices are spread across the country, in Dublin and Columbus, Ohio and in Troy, Michigan, but we also work with clients from all parts of the World. From anywhere in the World, feel free to phone or email one of our skilled attorneys at Sam Shihab & Associates, so we can talk about your specific visa needs and options.

Great team of highly expert professionals!!! Very very reliable for VISA related advises and processing. They have worked on 11 cases till now for me and never gave me chance for a single complain. Keep up the great work!!! – Avinash Pethkar