My answer to Can I qualify for an H-1B visa without a bachelor’s degree? If so, how?
Answer by Raad Ahmed:
Technically, no. You have to have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
If you are shooting for the equivalent you may qualify based on one of the following:
- Hold unrestricted license, certification or registration that qualifies you to work in a specialty occupation.
- Have education, training, or progressive responsibilities that can equate to a bachelor’s degree. The basic rule is that 3 years of experience in a specialty positions equals one year of school.
It’s not really a clear cut explanation and will likely require a lot more documentation and proof than a simple bachelor’s degree. But, based on the requirements, you don’t necessarily have it to qualify. It may just be easier for employers to select a person who has the degree in hand.
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