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I did my B. Arch in India and then completed my masters in architecture in US. After that I worked on OPT and H-1B visa for approximately 2 years. I got married and transferred from H1-b to H-4 Visa to get a job in the same are as my husband works. After an year now I took real estate classes as it is related to my subject. Now after I take my NJ licensing exam will there be any real estate broker companies sponsoring any h-1's? If not am I eligible for applying for h-1b with real estate background if any agency is willing to take me as an employee?

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Hi,

H1B petition requires filing for a specialty occupation, i.e., an occupation which requires the attainment of a bachelor's degree in a specialized field in order to satisfactorily perform the job.

A real estate agent position does not require a specialized bachelor's degree, and thus an H1B petition cannot be successfully filed by the sponsoring employer for this position.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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