Category archive: immigration

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…

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…

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…

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