Articles Posted in H-1B Portability

The H1-B visa season is fast approaching. In this video, Attorney Ekaterina Powell, Esq.,  shares our top tips on how to prepare for the H-1B visa lottery and the eligibility requirements for this popular visa.

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In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses the H-1B visa and gives you insider tips on how to file the perfect H-1B visa package. To learn more about the H-1B visa click here. To read our H-1B visa guide please click here.

Overview: 

  • The H-1B nonimmigrant visa petition may be filed starting April 1, 2016;
  • The Labor Condition Application (LCA) can be submitted to the Department of Labor no earlier than six months. Due to this you must include a starting date on the LCA that comes before October 1st, 2016;
  • Regarding US degrees, one must submit proof by way of an official of the school: dean, registrar, etc.;
  • There are regulations that extend the authorized stay of all F-1 students under the Cap Gap exemption;
  • Be very clear with the attorney working on your case as to the kind of position that you will be applying for.

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In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of our most frequently asked questions: I am an H-1B visa holder, and just found a new job. How can I start working for my new employer? To learn more about the H-1B visa click here.

Overview: 

  • You may start working for a new employer, as soon as you have found a committed employer willing to file a petition for you. However, you do not need your petition to be filed in order to start working for the new employer. Additionally, you do not need to have an approval for the new employment in order to begin employment;
  • The American Competitiveness 21st Century Act allows an immigrant to begin working for a new H-1B employer as soon as that new employer files a petition.

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