H1B2 Research and Development Project

The H-1B2 Visa authorizes aliens to come to the United States temporarily to perform services of an exceptional nature relating to a cooperative research and development project administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. The cooperative research and development project or a co-production project is provided for under a government-to-government agreement administered by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The U.S. employer must file the petition for non-immigrant worker. The petition must be filed with a description of the proposed employment and evidence that the services are of an exceptional nature relating to a cooperative research and the development project is administered by the US Department of Defense; along with the names of all not permanent residents who have been employed on the project within the past year with their dates of employment; and evidence that the beneficiary holds a baccalaureate or higher degree in the field of employment.

A labor condition application is not required for this type of visa. The time spent in H-1B2 status will count towards time limitations for an H-1B visa.

Only 100 such visas/status permitted at any one time.

Spouse and children can accompany or follow to join.