June 16, 2021

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We just received news that the U.S. Department of Labor Statistic Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) has expanded the H-1B Software Developer position to include Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers.

Previously, the positions of software quality assurance and software tester would have been denied by USCIS as being unsuitable for the H-1B visa criteria for “specialty occupations”.

However, as per the Department of Labor’s new definition, the roles of QA and testing in software will now be classed as “software developer” positions for the purposes of H-1B applications. This is great news for tech companies based in the United States who have previously struggled to recruit enough qualified testers from the local labor market.

If you represent a U.S.-based technology company and want to know more about how the H-1B visa category could help you build your business effectively and affordably, please contact OnlineVisas today to arrange a free consultation with one of our immigration attorneys.

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Jon Velie

About the author: Jon Velie has practiced immigration law since 1993. He is CEO of OnlineVisas.com., the Intelligent Immigration Platform. Jon is an Amazon number one best-selling author of H-1B Visa: Application & Approval that is regularly covered by major media and has won a number of international awards. Jon can be contacted at jon@onlinevisas.com or 405-310-4333 office or 405-821-5959 mobile.

  1. Good evening! My name is Heloísa and I am a reader of your Blog, I have some questions and I would like to know if you can help me!
    My Husband received a job offer to go work at a startup in the US through the H1B visa, but he only has a associate degree here in Brazil, not a bachelor, if he does a graduate degree, would he qualify for the requirements of this visa? Having a Technologist and a postgraduate degree in the area of systems development.

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