Immigration Issues/H1B

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Hello,

Do pastry chefs qualify for a H1B visa? Someone who owns a french restaurant in California is ready to sponsor me for it...but do I qualify?  There is no such a thing as a 4 years Bachelor degree in pastry... In France, the MOST ADVANCED degree in pastry is called  "Brevet de Maîtrise" (that's what I have). For exemple, with this degree I can open my own business and train other people.

What are my options?

Regards,
Caroline  

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Hi,

An H-1B petition is not suitable since the position must require a bachelor's degree and in addition the employee must possess a bachelor's degree in the relevant field of study.

An application for labor certification would need to be filed for you by the restaurant in California and therefore you should speak to the employer about this. Further information is here: http://www.h1b1.com/laborcert.htm

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.H1B1.com

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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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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member 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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