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How Hard is it To Transfer an Employer Under an H-1B?

January 26, 2023
When an H-1B petitioner files their application and is approved, they’re agreeing to work with a specific sponsoring employer in the United States. This is a significant part of the terms of the H-1B visa contract, and transferring to another employer once in the country isn’t as easy as “getting a new job.” The new employer must complete the visa transfer application, and USCIS must approve the job change for the H-1B holder to continue working in the country legally. How difficult is this to complete? This overview will help you understand what it takes to transfer employers under an H-1B visa.

Business Analysts and the H-1B Visa

January 25, 2023
H-1B visas are non-immigrant documents that businesses use to bring in skilled workers to fill vacancies in the United States. When a US resident can’t fill the role, employers can request permission to extend the job offer to foreign nationals. However, the H-1B visa is only available for specialized positions, such as that of a business analyst. If you need a worker in this field or you hold the coveted skills of a business analyst, this article will explain everything you need to know to obtain an H-1B visa.

Your Benefits as an H-1B Visa Holder in the US

January 24, 2023
Out of all the visa categories available for foreign citizens, the H-1B is easily the most popular. The benefits begin with who you can bring and how you can travel, but they extend well beyond the immediate advantages. What can you expect to receive as an H-1B beneficiary in the United States? We have the answers right here.

Worksite Inspections for H-1B Visa Holders

January 23, 2023
When you employ or are an H-1B foreign worker, you can expect to have a USCIS official at your place of employment at least once during the visa’s active period. Worksite inspections are common and ensure the conditions set when the visa was granted remain in place. But what does “place of employment” mean, and what will the official look for during that inspection? Read on to find out.

What Does an H-1B Visa Immigration Attorney Do?

January 19, 2023
Navigating the complex and often confusing process of obtaining an H-1B visa can overwhelm both repeat applicants and first-timers. Your sponsor company will likely take care of most of the petition details. But an H-1B visa immigration attorney can help you through the long and complicated process. 

Understanding the USCIS Background Check for H-1B Visas

January 18, 2023
Employers and employees petitioning for an H-1B visa undergo a complicated process involving paperwork and background checks. These checks are performed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and, if necessary, the FBI. What’s involved in this background check, and how can you prepare for yours? Read on to find out the details.

The Employer's Role When the H-1B Employee is Terminated

January 17, 2023
While the H-1B beneficiary is the nonimmigrant employee performing the work of a specialty occupation, the employer plays a starring role in the process, too. Employers must initiate the H-1B petition, promise to fulfill certain duties and obligations, and continue to follow through with the government requirements as long as the employee is in their hire. But what happens when the H-1B visa beneficiary is terminated? This article explains what role employers must take in these situations.

The H-1B Issues on the Horizon in 2023

January 16, 2023
Foreign workers and US employers of these individuals should pay close attention to politics in America. What’s going on in the White House, Congress, and Senate often ties directly to the H-1B visa program, and the Biden administration continues this pattern. Under this administration, USCIS has devised a proposal, delayed until May 2023, that affects the H-1B visa program. Whether you’re an employer or prospective employee, this change relates to you. We have the details you need to know right here.

Foreign Physicians and the H-1B Visa

January 12, 2023
Individuals who qualify as skilled in “specialty occupations” may work in the US under an H-1B visa. The role of a physician falls into this category, as do other jobs that require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Physicians who wish to pursue this avenue for their next career path easily meet the “specialty occupation” component, but there are other criteria USCIS requires. This article will discuss everything you need to know as a foreign physician hoping to practice medicine, participate in medical residencies or fellowships, and care for patients in the United States.

The H-1B Visa for Developers

January 11, 2023
The H-1B visa is designed for those in specialty occupations, and the role of a developer clearly meets that definition. Many tech companies need highly skilled workers to fill vacancies that US nationals aren’t interested in or able to do. The employers extend job offers to nonimmigrants in the related field. What does an individual need to have to meet the qualifications for an H-1B visa as a developer? Read on to find out.
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