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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.

Starting a Business as an H-1B Visa Holder

November 10, 2022
The H-1B visa is a versatile way to enter the United States as a foreign worker. It also has the benefit of being “dual intent,” so once you’re in the country, you can start taking steps to obtaing your green card if you choose to do so.

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.

Changing Your H-1B Visa to a Marriage Green Card

October 31, 2022
You found the love of your life while working in the US on an H-1B visa, and now, you don’t want to leave them. But to remain in the States, you’ll need a green card. Luckily, you’re already on the right track since an H-1B visa is also called a “dual intent” document because it lets you work toward a green card while you’re employed as a foreign worker. So how can you adjust your status from H-1B to a marriage green card? This guide walks you through everything you need to know to get your “happily ever after.”

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.

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.

Which Visa is Right For You? L-1 Versus H-1B

October 5, 2022
One of the “easiest” ways to get into the United States is through a work visa, although we use the term “easiest” loosely. No matter which visa you apply for, the process is full of hurry-up-and-wait steps to file documentation, pay fees, and attend interviews.

H-1B Info for Physicians

September 21, 2022
Doctors are in demand around the world, so your career has unlimited borders — as long as you have a visa. If your next professional goal is to work in the United States, an H-1B visa might be your next step. Here, we’ll explain what this visa does, how you become eligible for it, and what your other options are.

H-1B Visa Benefits

September 6, 2022
Considering petitioning for an H-1B visa? You’re in good company. This document has long been the most popular method of obtaining permission to work in the United States from outside countries. The benefits of the H-1B visa are extensive, and if you’re a foreign professional who qualifies for approval, you’ll enjoy these advantages.
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