The H1B visa is for workers who will perform in a specialty occupation. A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge along with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. For example, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts are specialty occupations.
If the applicant has a college degree or work experience and the job requires a college degree, then the applicant should be able to obtain an H1B visa.
Spouses and children of H1B visa holders may enter and remain in the US in H4 status. H4 visa holders may attend school in the US but cannot accept employment.