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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…

To work a highly-skilled, prearranged job in the United States, you need to be approved for an H1-B visa. To qualify for this visa, your job must require that you have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Competition for H1-B visas is fierce because only 85,000 are issued every year by the USCIS and this past…

If you are petitioning for an H1B visa, you will need to prove the USCIS that you are qualified for your specialty occupation. Holders of three-year bachelors degrees and applicants whose field of study doesn’t exactly match the field of the job they hold run into problems. They must prove US equivalency of their foreign…

While H1-B visa holders are authorized to bring their spouses and dependents under the age of 21 to live with them legally in the United States under H-4 visas, H-4 visa holders are not authorized to work in the United States. While they can attend school and obtain drivers licenses, spouses are not authorized to…

It’s essential to never forget that behind all of the documents, forms, and filing, the person who will ultimately read your work resume, H1-B petition, or REF response is going to be a very busy person. Potential employers can read hundreds of resumes for one single position and USCIS agents have to read thousands of…

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