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Can Your Spouse or Children Work Under an H-1B Visa?

November 9, 2022
The highly coveted H-1B visa is yours, and you’re ready to begin the next phase of your career journey in the United States. With the H-1B visa, your spouse and children get to join you, but they also want a normal life in this foreign place. Many H-1B beneficiaries are concerned that their spouses and children won’t be allowed to work once in the US. If this is your concern, this guide answers your questions about spousal and dependent employment under an H-1B beneficiary.

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.

How to Request an H-1B Visa Extension

October 7, 2022
You must file an extension request when you already have the coveted H-1B visa and want to stay past the expiration. The initial validity period is usually three years, but you can stay up to six years and occasionally even longer.

What are the Processing Times for the H-1B Visa?

October 6, 2022
Your employer’s first steps are done, and they’ve filed the H-1B petition on your behalf. This petition, or Form I-129, is now in the hands of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). How long it takes for them to process your application varies, but we’ll explain the parts and pieces here, so you have a general idea of your wait time.

What Documents Do You Need for an H-1B Interview?

October 5, 2022
You’ve made it to this point in your H-1B visa journey, and it’s time for the official interview. This is your chance to shine and prove that you’re the right person for the special occupation job you were offered. However, the key to this is not just what you say; it’s the documents you bring. 

What to Do When Your H-1B Transfer is Denied

October 4, 2022
The denial rate for H-1B transfers has steadily risen over the past few years. If you want to avoid having yours denied, or you’ve submitted it, and it already was, read this guide. We’ll show you the most common reasons for rejections and how to overcome them and get your transfer approved or find alternatives.

How to File an H-1B Visa Transfer

September 29, 2022
You worked hard to get your H-1B visa to work in the United States under an approved employer. But now, you’re ready to expand your career into other avenues. Can you legally transfer your job while you’re in the country on this visa, and if so, how?

What's the H-1B Visa Stamping Process Like

September 14, 2022
Your visa has been approved, and you’re on your way to the United States for your next life and career journey. But you’re not in the clear yet. Your next hurdle is the H-1B stamping process. This is where the government endorses your visa, which requires an interview, more paperwork, photos, and H-1B document verification. You’ve done the hard part already; this article will help you overcome the last obstacle to your new life.

Requirements for the H-1B Visa

September 6, 2022
The application process to obtain an H-1B visa is cumbersome and expensive. Before you start, you should verify that you meet the requirements first. This article will walk you through the time components, as well as costs, workflows, and screening assessments. When you know what’s involved in the process, you can decide whether this visa is for you.
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