Visa H1B visa application process is under way, US officials say

A new batch of US visa applications for H1-B visas has begun processing, as US officials announced that they are beginning to send letters to all employers.

H1B visas are for workers who have the ability to work in the US for up to three years and do not have to apply for a green card.US immigration officials announced in May that they will begin sending letters to companies that want to apply, allowing employers to be aware of the process and ready to receive the letters.

The H1Bs are used for seasonal employment in some industries, and for those who have already been issued visas, the H1b program is a pathway to permanent residency in the United States.