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Within two months of submitting our client’s documents to USCIS, their H-1B extension and their spouse’s H4 were approved! An incredible win for our team and a happy couple continues to enjoy their life in the U.S. together!
The H-4 visa is for the spouses and dependents of H visa holders who would like to accompany the principal H visa holder into the U.S. but it is tied to the principal H visa holder’s status, so if they lose their status the H-4 is affected as well. It’s important to weave an intricate case around both the principal holder and the spouse or partner so that USCIS grants everyone legal status to remain in the United States.
As a part of a Machine Learning company, our client specialized in utilizing risk management solutions to address tangible business challenges. Holding the role of a Senior Application Programmer, our client reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Even though our client would be working remotely, he would still remain under the control of the petitioner at all times. He would still be expected to follow all the company’s internal processes and procedures in his remote setting.
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Classified under the Software Developers category, our client’s position qualified as a specialty occupation under 8 U.S.C. § 1184(i). Holding a bachelor’s degree from India equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree in information technology, our client was proposed a wage level IV by the petitioner, reflecting the intricacies of the role. This detail proved crucial in our client’s application, as a lower wage could potentially undermine the assertion of the position’s complexity as a specialty occupation.
Emphasizing the temporary nature of his employment was crucial, especially as we concurrently filed for his wife’s H4, and they had a toddler with them. Demonstrating commitment to H-1B extensions was vital. Any inconsistency suggesting a desire to discontinue working with the petitioner or transfer to another job could result in the rejection of the extension. Fortunately, all documentation was in order, and within two months, our client’s extension and H4 were approved!
Despite the challenges that came up during the case our legal team was able to overcome the objections! If you’re interested in taking advantage of the H-1B visa lottery or petitioning for a spouse the first step is to speak to our team. Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started!