Category archive: immigration

Don’t send in your H-1B petition without double-checking the details. You only get this one opportunity to prove to the USCIS that you deserve your visa for the fiscal year of 2016. It’s taken a lot of time, money, and effort to get your visa petition together. Don’t just send it out without making sure…

Guess what next week is? April First! That means you’ve got a week to finish getting your H-1B petition together and submitted to the USCIS. If last year was any indication of what’s to come next week, you’ll have a five business day window in which to submit your petition. The USCIS is required to…

Before you file your H1B petition, make sure you’ve done everything you need to do to clearly show the value of your credentials. Recently, the USCIS has required H1B petitioners to have degrees in the specific area of their field of employ. We all know that people get a bachelor’s degree in one thing and…

So you’ve got a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a field related to your H1B occupation. You’re all set to submit your petition, right? Wrong! Just less than ten years ago, you could apply for an H1B visa with a degree in business for an accounting job and get approved. You could apply…

Not all that long ago, the USCIS and your employer had similar standards of what qualifies applicants for their H1B jobs: the necessary degree in a related field.  In recent years, the USCIS has changed their mind on this one, most likely due to the massive amount of H1B visa petitions that get filed annually…

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…

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