Category archive: immigration

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…

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…

Receiving an RFE on your H1-B petition is frustrating to say the least, but you can also take it as a good sign. Your petition is still under consideration and you have a chance to strengthen your case. When the USCIS issues an RFE, you will typically have 12 weeks to respond. Your deadline for…

Unlike foreign employees working under an F1 visa, H1B employees stay can stay on with companies for at least three years, and up to six if their visa is renewed. This allows companies to train and keep their highly skilled workers and build a strong and sustainable team. H1B workers are highly skilled with at…

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…

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…

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…

Requests for Evidence (RFE) are being issued at higher and higher rates in response to petitions for H-1B visas. With the high volume of H-1B applicants every year, the USCIS has tightened its standards for fulfilling the requirements to qualify for this visa. This means that not only the employee applying for H-1B status should…

In 2011, Alabama passed HB 56, America’s harshest immigration policy. Aspect aid to undocumented immigrants illegal, and even empowering citizens to sue police officers witnessed shirking their duties to enforce these laws. It only took six weeks after the bill passed for proponents of the bill to begin to question their own judgment. “I’ve learned…

Is your company getting ready for the annual H1B visa race? Are you hoping to process enough visas to meet personnel needs? Or are you one of the professionals waiting to see whether the <abbr title=”United States Citizenship and Immigration Services”>USCIS</abbr> will allow you to enter the U.S. on a temporary work visa? How will…

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