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When you submit your H1B petition, the last thing you want to do is deal with it again.  The rate of issuance of RFE’s has skyrocketed in the past five or six years along with the increased competition for the 65,000 annual H1B visas.  Why are they being issued?  Well one of the big reasons…

April 1st is rapidly approaching. It’s officially crunch time. That means you’re finishing up your applications, gathering up the rest of your education and immigration documents, triple-checking your work, and getting your credential evaluations ordered. The USCIS is required to accept H1B petitions for a full business week before closing regardless of how many petitions…

One of the greatest advantages of H1B visa status is that you can transfer your visa as many times as you want without being subject to the H1B cap. What does this mean? It means you won’t be stuck in the same job for the duration of your H1B stay. You can get a new…

Once you’ve secured your H1B job with an employer willing to sponsor your visa, there are three big steps on the process to getting your visa approved. First, your employer will submit a Labor Condition Application to the Department of Labor to ensure that your working conditions and wages are up to standard. Second, they…

Employers in the information technology field want as many H1B employees as they can get. The industry is expanding faster than US citizens can fill all of the new jobs for highly skilled workers. H1B workers provide these highly skilled workers companies like Apple and Microsoft so need. Jobs in these industries, however, are subject…

When you’re rushing to get your H1B visa petition filed in time, it’s important to not loose track of the details. Remember, the USCIS is a huge bureaucracy that processes hundreds of thousands of petitions annually. If your petition contains contradictions or ambiguities, you can be sure it will land in the reject pile. Three…

On February 1st of every year the USCIS begins accepting H1B visa petitions. Although they must stay open and continue accepting H1B petitions for at least five days, after the cap of 65,000 visas is exceeded the rest of the petitions are selected by lottery. That means if you don’t get your petition in as…

On of the decision-making tools in the USCIS’s toolbox is an RFE. They pull this one out when they cannot decide whether to approve your H1B petition or not based on the information provided. You can avoid receiving an RFE by submitting all of the required documentation in a clear and organized fashion the first…

Any job search can be difficult. Finding an H1B job – especially if you are applying from abroad – can be even harder. You will have to find an employer willing to file a petition on your behalf and wait at least six months from the time you are hired to the time you will…

Get started on your 2015 H1-B petition yesterday folks because this year is going to be even more competitive than the last. 2014 saw an increase of 50,000 H1-B petitions from 2013 in the span of less than two days of admissions being opened. The USCIS is legally required to continue to accept applications regardless…

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