The company I work for is trying to get someone over here on a temporary basis to see how he would work out with the company. Basically, a trial run for about 6 months and if he works out they'd figure out a contract for him to stay here for a year or two. They want to figure out if a H1B visa can be used since they don't need him to stay here for 3 years right off the bat. Everything I am seeing about H1B does not say a minimum amount of time one must stay, I am only seeing that the maximum amount of time is 6 years.
There is no minimum time however the filing fees for H-1B petition are high and so the company may want to re-visit short-term employment duration. Besides filing and attorney fees, the company is also required to pay for the travel expense to send the candidate back to his country of origin upon termination of the U.S. employment.
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