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Preparing for H-1B Visa Cap Season

November 29, 2022
The annual H-1B visa cap season is fast approaching. The time when prospective employers scramble to submit visa applications for prospective employees from a pool of only 65,000 H-1B visas available, plus 20,000 visas given to Advanced Cap applicants. We understand that this process can seem overwhelming. This article will take you through everything you need to know about the H-1B visa cap season and how you can prepare for it as an applicant or employer.

How the H-1B Visa Helps Highly Skilled Workers

November 24, 2022
The United States frequently lacks highly skilled workers to fill specialty occupations. A merit-based system encouraging foreign workers with bachelor's degrees (or higher) in high-demand fields was initiated to minimize the economic and employment damage of this shortage. This system provides non-immigrant citizens with an H-1B visa to enter the country for work purposes. It has been a significant benefit to the US and those highly skilled individuals.

How the H-1B Process is Changing

November 22, 2022
While always in high demand, the H-1B visa program is also a constant topic in the political realm. As the campaigns change in the United States, so do the policies surrounding this non-immigrant work visa. Factors such as the pandemic, supply chain issues, and an increasingly volatile economic front have impacted US workers, employers, and foreign nationals wishing to be part of the economic landscape. This article discusses these changes and how they may affect your H-1B visa petition.

Facts and Processes About the H-1B Visa

November 16, 2022
The H-1B visa is a popular document in great demand by foreign workers and US employers who wish to hire them. The steps to take to obtain this visa are straightforward, but the process is anything but simple. Here are the facts about this visa and what you need to know before you begin the application process.

What Determines "Prevailing Wage" for an H-1B Visa?

November 11, 2022
The U.S. government permits employers to hire foreign workers to fill specialized occupations — provided they offer at least a prevailing wage to the employee. But who determines what the prevailing wage is, and why is this such an important factor? Read on to find out.

Why H-1B Visa Workers Are Needed in the US and How You Can Help

November 4, 2022
Although the United States' employment rates aren’t 100%, the country still seeks out foreign workers. On the surface, the concept might not make sense — until you dig deeper and see that these positions are in skilled fields in which there’s a critical shortage in the US. 

How to Work With the Department of Labor to Get Your H-1B Petition Approved

November 4, 2022
When you’re applying for an H-1B visa, you will work with various government agencies throughout the process. The first step, acquiring a Labor Condition Application (LCA) approval, involves contacting the Department of Labor. This short guide walks you through what it takes to file your LCA successfully so that you can move forward with your H-1B petition application.

Changing From OPT to an H-1B Visa Status

November 2, 2022
You have many benefits when you’re already in the United States as a foreign student under Optional Practical Training (OPT). But when your OPT is over, and you want to continue working in the country, how can you change your status to an H-1B visa? This short guide explains everything you need to know to move from OPT to an H-1B.

When You Get an H-1B RFE About Your Employer/Employee Relationship

October 26, 2022
When you submit your petition for an H-1B visa, there are three possible outcomes: approval, denial, or an RFE (Request for Evidence). Denials and approvals are straightforward, but what’s an RFE? In this short guide, we’ll walk you through what this designation means, why you likely received the letter, and how to handle it.

What to Include in an H-1B Petition Letter

October 25, 2022
Putting together an H-1B petition letter is vital in the visa process. The letter is the first thing read by the person reviewing your petition, and it can make or break whether they proceed with examining the documentation you send along with your petition. Since this step must be completed so that everything necessary is included in the letter, we’ve created a sample template for you to use. 
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