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Of all of the H1B visa jobs each year, 70% of them are in the engineering, science, and technology field. The US is having a very hard time filling these highly skilled job positions, which has been one of the biggest driving forces behind the H1B visa program. This type of visa is for highly…

The USCIS begins accepting H1-B visa applications on April 1st every year, exactly six months before the deadline on October 1st of that same year. Each year, there are 65,000 H1-B visas available plus an additional 20,000 for advanced degree exemption. This year, there were more than enough petitions submitted to fulfill the statutory H1-B…

It’s important to prove you meet US academic qualifications for your specialty occupation when applying for your H-1B visa. Educational systems across the world vary greatly in both academic content, contact hours, and the number of years it takes to complete a degree or licensing program. For this reason, the USCIS requires you to prove…

To qualify for H-1B visa status to legally work in the United States, you must prove in your application that your job is a specialty occupation and that you are fully qualified for it by US educational standards. To prove that your job is in fact a specialty occupation you must show that to qualify…

To get an H-1B Visa or an H1-B transfer, you must secure a specialty occupation. If you are seeking a transfer on your H1-B Visa, that means your don’t have much time to find a new specialty job. The first step is writing an awesome resume that will stand out from the rest of the…

The USCIS utilizes the RFE as a tool to make an informed decision on your case. You can ALSO use your RFE as a tool to make your case stronger and more clear, and boost your chances of having your H1-B visa petition approved. Here are some things to keep in mind that will streamline…

If you get an RFE response to your H1-B visa petition, you AND your employer need to comprehend who is being asked to provide evidence for what. RFE will ask for more evidence regarding employer viability, the employer-employee relationship, and your credentials and qualifications. It’s important that everyone who needs to provide information be on…

Not even six years ago only 4% of H1B applications received an RFE. Today, over one in every four petitions are met with an RFE. These visas are in higher demand than ever before and rates of RFEs are higher than ever as well. One of the main reasons for this spike is that educational…

The Nightmare RFE strikes terror into the hearts of lawyers. Also known as the Kitchen Sink because there’s absolutely everything in it BUT the kitchen sink, this RFE demands an impossible list of requirements for H1B visa petitioners to meet. In 2009, we hardly saw a single Nightmare RFE come across our desks. Now we’re…

The RFE is a tool USCIS uses to make an informed decision on your case, so don’t panic. Do what you can to make their job easier and you’ll boost your chances of approval significantly. Be sure you understand exactly what is being asked of you and your employer in your RFE and be sure…

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