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If you have submitted a petition for H1B transfer, you may be worried that it will be denied. While working alongside a qualified attorney can help alleviate these fears, it helps to know the possibilities. There are numerous contributing factors for an H-1B Transfer denial by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some of the common reasons for denials that affect both the petitioner (employer) and the beneficiary (employee) are as follows:
The H1B visa is a highly sought-after immigration option for those possessing bachelor’s degrees and higher education degrees. If you are applying for the H1B Visa 2018 lottery, you were probably not selected in the visa lottery last year or in recent prior years. The good news is that you can apply again this season! Due to the fact that the window is rapidly approaching it’s best to start preparing early. This involves gathering the necessary documents, securing legal counsel and filing the appropriate forms. In this post, we’ll be exploring some H1B 2018 lottery predictions for the upcoming season.
Are you filing for the H1B visa 2017-2018 season? If so, then you’re likely wondering what sort of filing fees and costs are associated with the process. By law, many of the H1B visa fees must be paid by the employer or sponsoring company. However, there are some third-party costs related to the petition preparation that may be paid by either the employer or the foreign worker.
Foreign professionals who possess advanced educational degrees have the benefit of being able to file under the advanced degree exemption, otherwise known as the “Master’s cap” during the H1B Visa Season. Due to the highly competitive nature of the H1B visa process, this exemption is a great advantage that some foreign professionals may not be aware of. In this post, we’ll explore the H1B Masters Quota 2018 and how you can stack your chances of selection.
H1B Visa 2018 Cap Season Background
It’s that time of year again—the highly competitive H1B Visa 2018 season officially starts April 1st. If you weren’t fortunate enough to be selected last year then this article will serve as your ULTIMATE guide! H1B Visas are dedicated to foreign professionals in specialty occupations including computer programmers, architects, physicians, dentists, engineers, accountants and more.
The U.S. Department of State has released its February 2017 Visa Bulletin. Similar to previous months, the bulletin highlights some marked changes in priority dates. While these changes are slight, it is important to be aware of the correct dates for Final Action Dates and Dates for Filing.
January 17 will mark the beginning of a new era for highly skilled nonimmigrant workers who either are looking to obtain or currently hold certain U.S. visas. The 2017 Federal Register final rule was published in 2016 on November 18th and contains several major benefits to nonimmigrant workers and their employers.
With the H1B Visa 2017-2018 season in full swing, foreign workers and employers are in the midst of preparing their petitions for submission on or after April 1, 2017. An additional 20,000 spots are made available each H-1B season to accommodate foreign nationals who hold advanced degrees. In order to receive approval for the H1B visa master’s degree exemption, however, specialty workers must adhere to the strict requirements–otherwise, they risk their petition being denied.
Foreign medical graduates often desire to leave their country to further their careers in the United States. The H1B is highly sought after by foreign professionals seeking employment in specialty occupations within the U.S. However, obtaining an H1B visa for doctors and physicians comes with its own set of requirements. Continue reading