Even just a few years ago, it was difficult to find an electric vehicle brand other than Tesla, but now, in line with the global carbon-neutral trend, many automakers are rushing to release electric vehicles. Rivian, which was recently launched, says that even after signing a contract, you have to wait at least a year. As such, the global automobile market seems to have become a battleground for electric vehicles. There must have been hidden hard work by engineers in each field before these new products were released into the world.
Many people who are trying to find a job in the United States dreaming of becoming the second Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos will first need a work visa such as an H-1B to settle in the United States. The engineering field has so many detailed fields that it is difficult to cover them all.
• Aerospace Engineers
• Chemical Engineers
• Civil Engineers
• Electrical and Electronics Engineers
• Environmental Engineers
• Industrial Engineers
• Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
• Materials Engineers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Nuclear Engineers
• Petroleum Engineers
In order to be successfully approved for the H-1B, the occupation must be a specialty occupation, and foreigners wishing to apply for the H-1B must have a bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent experience in the field related to the position in which they intend to work There must be. And there must be a close relationship between your major and the offered position job duties. Compared to other majors, engineering majors are more likely to find employment in a career path that matches their major, and most engineering companies also require a minimum bachelor’s degree as the industry standard, so H-1B approval is fairly easy. .
Even so, not all engineers are H-1B approved. For example, a few years ago, an H-1B case filed for a newly hired electronic engineer at a medical device design company was rejected. Generally speaking, when it comes to electronic engineers, research, design, and testing of related products, equipment, and technologies should be the main task, and the lawyer who prepared this case described only equipment installation and maintenance as the main task. Another reason for the rejection was that it was difficult to find a connection that this relatively simple task required the employee’s bachelor’s level of electronics knowledge and skills. This is a sad case to show that H-1B approval is not guaranteed, even for engineering positions, if the company and its attorney apply for the H-1B without thorough review and preparation of the position to apply for and the qualifications of the applicant.
To many international students who are dreaming of the American dream as future engineers, I wish you good luck in your H-1B application in 2022. For H-1B, please prepare ahead of time with the immigration team of Dong-Ho Song, an experienced law firm in each major. If you have any further questions, please contact us at email@example.com.