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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.

Where Do I File My H-1B Application?

November 15, 2022
Filing your H-1B petition is a process full of minor and major checklists. If you miss any of the boxes, send your paperwork to the wrong place, or forget to attach something, it can result in untimely delays. Worse, an error on the wrong part of the application may mean instant denial. Since there are so many H-1B applicants each year, there is a cap on how many are approved. You want to ensure your application is completed accurately and quickly. This short guide will walk you through the essential parts of filing, so you don’t make the common mistakes that cost thousands of petitioners their potential H-1B visas.

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. 

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.

How to Practice for an H-1B Visa Interview

October 25, 2022
You’re a professional in your field, but no matter how skilled and competent you are, preparing for an H-1B visa interview can be intimidating. Here, we’ll show you how to practice for your one-on-one meeting with an immigration officer when you go through consular processing.

A Step-By-Step H-1B Visa Application Guide

October 24, 2022
Applying for an H-1B visa is a complex process. Before you start, it’s wise to understand the whole picture so that you know what each step entails and what you’re working toward. With a clear idea of how all the pieces come together, you’ll move forward in an organized way, which will help you through every part of the H-1B petition process. This guide breaks down each step into a simple, straightforward guide to get you firmly on the path to your approved visa petition.

What to Do if Your H-1B Visa is Revoked

October 20, 2022
Getting your H-1B visa is an excellent step in your career, but what happens if it’s revoked while you’re in the United States? Can you and your family stay in your temporary home if you’re laid off? We’ll explain the laws and requirements about what you need to do if you face a visa revocation or layoff here.

Getting Your H-1B Sponsored by Small Companies

October 13, 2022
Anyone who meets the requirements of a specialty occupation worker can apply for an H-1B visa. But the company you choose to work for has its own challenges in order to be allowed to hire a foreign employee. Large corporations have an easier path compared to small businesses. If you’re considering using a small company to sponsor your H-1B visa, you should understand what you’re getting into from start to finish.

Examples of Cap-Exempt Jobs

October 12, 2022
The typical foreign worker applying for an H-1B visa goes through the regular and advanced degree path. However, these paths require each petition to go through a random lottery selection, making it difficult to ensure yours is selected. However, if you qualify for a cap-exempt job, you can skip this part of the process. We’ll explain how to do that and what kinds of jobs qualify as cap-exempt here.

What Qualifies as an H-1B Visa Dependent Employer?

October 4, 2022
Each year, thousands of employers request specialized help from overseas through the Department of Labor. If their requests are approved, they are permitted to extend job offers to petitioners who would work in the US under an H-1B visa. However, some employers hire more than the standard amount of H-1B employees. 
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