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Preparing for Your Green Card Interview

November 30, 2022
Obtaining your green card is crucial when you want to stay in the US permanently. In addition to complex paperwork, you’ll also need to pass an interview at a USCIS field office, US consulate, or embassy nearby. Preparing for this interview will help you feel more comfortable when you’re talking to the officer. This guide walks through what you need to know before you head to your interview.

Preparing for H-1B Visa Cap Season

November 29, 2022
The annual H-1B visa cap season is fast approaching. The time when prospective employers scramble to submit visa applications for prospective employees from a pool of only 65,000 H-1B visas available, plus 20,000 visas given to Advanced Cap applicants. We understand that this process can seem overwhelming. This article will take you through everything you need to know about the H-1B visa cap season and how you can prepare for it as an applicant or employer.

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.

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.

All About a Form DS-160

October 27, 2022
If you’re applying for a temporary US visa or a K visa, you’ll need to fill out a Form DS-160. This document is the essential first step you take to make your petition official. This short guide walks you through everything you need to know to complete Form DS-160 without a hassle.

When You Get an H-1B RFE About Your Employer/Employee Relationship

October 26, 2022
When you submit your petition for an H-1B visa, there are three possible outcomes: approval, denial, or an RFE (Request for Evidence). Denials and approvals are straightforward, but what’s an RFE? In this short guide, we’ll walk you through what this designation means, why you likely received the letter, and how to handle it.

What to Include in an H-1B Petition Letter

October 25, 2022
Putting together an H-1B petition letter is vital in the visa process. The letter is the first thing read by the person reviewing your petition, and it can make or break whether they proceed with examining the documentation you send along with your petition. Since this step must be completed so that everything necessary is included in the letter, we’ve created a sample template for you to use. 

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.
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