Save the Date to File the H-1B Petition:
April 1, 2018
With just eight weeks to go before the start of the FY 2018 H-1B cap filing season, employers who consider hiring foreign workers on October 1, 2018 should now be working with the attorneys at Keamy Tavares & Associates to gather necessary documents and submit required labor condition attestation (LCAs) so that they are ready to submit cap petitions during the first week of April.
H-1B Program Allows Temporary Employment of Foreign Workers
The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent.
H-1B Lottery is Extremely Limited
The H1-B Lottery is Extremely Limited as it Consists of the Following Categories:
– 65,000 visas for a B.A Degree or Higher
– 20,000 additional visas for Masters or Higher
The petitions chosen for adjudication will be randomly selected from among all of the H-1B petitions filed with USCIS during the first five business days in April.
Don’t Miss the Deadline!
Missing the FY 2018 quota means that an employer would not be able to petition for cap-subject H-1B employment until next year, April 2019 for FY 2019 start dates.
How to Prepare for H-1B Cap Filing
Gather Corporate Documents and Other Supporting Evidence
H-1B petitions require corporate records, academic transcripts, degrees and other essential documents. Because these can take time to assemble, make sure to gather them from your organization and from foreign beneficiaries as soon as possible. The following are examples of the documents you will need to provide:
– Articles of Incorporation or Organization.
-Current organization chart.
– Employer’s federal tax I.D. number.
-Brochures or other promotional materials about the company, its products, or services.
– Catalogue of products and services.
– Copy of employer’s Web page.
– Copy of Arrival/Departure Card (I-94).
– Documents Relating to your Professional Caliber:
o License to Practice or other Authorization
o Certified Copies of Degrees, Diplomas, and school records
o Academic Credential Evaluation
o Letters from Previous Employers showing progressive experience in the profession
Contact Us Today to Begin the H-1B Process Immediately!
Contact us now to schedule a phone appointment with our office to discuss the eligibility, the petition process, and the fees and costs involved. Due to the time constraints, starting now is the best way to maximize your organization’s chances of meeting its H-1B cap needs.
When you contact us, please respond to the following 3 questions and we will e-mail you to see if we can assist you further:
- Do you have a U.S. earned or foreign 4 year bachelor or higher degree?
- What is the proposed position title?
- What is the proposed position salary?
Please provide your name, the employer name and e-mail address if you would like an initial assessment of H-1B qualification.