The H-1B application process typically involves the following steps:
An employer files an H-1B petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
USCIS reviews the petition and, if approved, issues an H-1B approval notice.
If you are outside the U.S., you must apply for an H-1B visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
If you are already in the U.S., you may need to apply for a change of status.