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The H1B1 visa checklist below provides a general idea of what is usually needed for professional workers from Chile or Singapore who are working in specialty occupation that requires at least a Bachelor’s degree to obtain their H1B1 work visa. To have a better understanding of this list, please read the H1B visa overview for the big picture first and please then read the H1B visa requirements and documentation for what is needed for a H1B1 visa petition.


Please click to download the H1B1 visa checklist for foreign professionals from Chile or Singapore that has at least a bachelor’s degree working in a specialty occupation.


The overall emphasis on the documents and requirements/criteria of a H1B1 visa petition is that the H1B1 visa job position is qualified as a specialty occupation (which is a professional job that requires at least a bachelor’s degree) and the H1B1 visa worker has the qualifications to work in the H1B1 visa job position.

The requirements for a H1B1 visa petition are extensive and while ticking the boxes of requirements sounds simple enough, figuring out what items should be included and strategizing how the petition is presented is not. It is common practice and strongly encouraged to obtain an attorney for employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions.

Alternatives to the H1B1 Visa Petition

The closest alternative to the H1B1 visa petition would be filing for an H1B visa petition which are for the foreign workers to work in specialty occupations that require at least a bachelor’s degree (i.e., it has the same general requirements as the H1B1 visa and the E3 visa but it is available for foreign workers from all countries and has some different visa characteristics such as being a dual intent visa).

Other similar work visas to the H1B1 visa that are for people from certain countries include E3 visas for Australians working in specialty occupations (which is basically the same as the H1B1 visa but restricted to persons with an Australian nationality) and TN visas for Canadian or Mexicans working in certain professional occupations. Some other possible alternatives include L1B visas which are for employees who have specialized knowledge of the multinational company or O1 visas which are for people who have an extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

Another possible alternative to filing an H1B1 visa petition would be to file for a green card petition which is a permanent immigrant visa and not a temporary work visa like the H1B1 visa. Typically, a person who is qualifiable for an H1B1 visa would choose to file for an EB2 green card (which are usually for people who has at least a master’s degree) or EB3 green card (which are usually for people who has at least a bachelor’s degree) due to certain similarities in the requirements. For more information on green cards gained through work, please read the overview for employment-based green cards.


If you have an H1B1 visa (Bachelor’s Degree Specialty Occupation for Chile or Singapore Nationals) immigration question, please fill out our contact us form or send us an email with some basic information about your background and your immigration needs. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours.

How we can help?

Kylie Huang Law’s immigration attorney will help identify whether the H1B1 visa is the appropriate nonimmigrant visa category for the client’s (or the client’s beneficiary’s) professional background and if there are other visa options for the client (or the client’s beneficiary). We will work closely with our client to prepare a convincing case for their (or it’s) H1B1 visa petition and we will also strategize on how the H1B1 visa petition should be presented to achieve the best chances of approval. It is strongly advised and common practice to retain an immigration attorney for an H1B1 visa petition due to the complexities in the immigration process and visa requirements.

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