The employer must generally show that the position requires one of the following:
A specialty occupation includes the definition of professional, which includes but is not limited to architects, engineers, lawyers, physicians, surgeons, and teachers in elementary or secondary schools, colleges, academies, or seminaries. Initial period of stay in the United States: Up to 3 years. Extensions possible in up to 3-year increments. Maximum period of stay generally 6 years (extensions beyond 6 years may be possible).