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How the H-1B Process is Changing

November 22, 2022
While always in high demand, the H-1B visa program is also a constant topic in the political realm. As the campaigns change in the United States, so do the policies surrounding this non-immigrant work visa. Factors such as the pandemic, supply chain issues, and an increasingly volatile economic front have impacted US workers, employers, and foreign nationals wishing to be part of the economic landscape. This article discusses these changes and how they may affect your H-1B visa petition.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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?
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