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How Many Times Can You Apply for an H-1B Visa?

November 18, 2022
The H-1B visa affords the holder many rights, such as the ability to enter the United States, where they can live and work for up to six years in three-year increments. It's also a dual-intent visa, and holders can begin the steps to apply for a Green Card while in the US under an H-1B visa.

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.

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. 

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.

How to Complete an H-1B Amendment for a Location Change

October 24, 2022
When you’re approved for an H-1B visa, all may be going well on the job, but sometimes, hiccups like location changes are out of your control. Your employer is expanding or relocating and wants you to go with them. However, since you’re working in the United States under a visa with specific criteria attached to it, you must follow the steps to complete an amendment for a location change. It’s not too complicated, and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know right here.

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.

H-1B LCA: What Is It, and How Can Yours Be Approved?

October 17, 2022
Statistically speaking, the H-1B visa is the most in-demand option for people trying to come to the United States. The employer and employee must meet specific criteria to obtain the visa, but it all begins with the H-1B Labor Condition Application from the Department of Labor. This application, called an LCA, is the foundation for the rest of the H-1B petition. This guide walks you through the details of an LCA and how to get yours approved.

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.
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