Tag archive: H1B visa

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…

Just less than a decade ago, to prove to the USCIS you are qualified for your H1B occupation, all you had to do was have the required degree in a field related to your field of employ. However, in recent years they have started requiring applicants to have a degree in the exact field of…

April first is right around the corner.  That means you’ve got to get your H1B petition finished and filed to have a shot at landing your visa.  But before you go through all of trouble investing time, money, and energy into putting together your petition, it is essential to make sure that your job is…

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…

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…

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…

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