For professionals from Chile and Singapore with a specialty occupation job offer.


  • Same criteria for an H-1B visa apply regarding the specialty occupation, See H-1B Qualifications
  • Strict nonimmigrant intent required
  • 1,400 annual cap for Chile and 5,400 annual cap for Singapore


  • Average Processing Time: if filed with the USCIS- approximately 4-6 months; 2 weeks if filed with Premium Processing and if there is no Request for Evidence; if filed with a U.S. consulate – depends on processing times at a particular consulate (It takes 7-10 days to prepare all the paperwork for filing).
  • 1-year admission extendable in 1-year increments. No maximum time limit

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