Ep. 69 Tips When Applying for H-1B Visa

H1B nonimmigrant visa petition may be filed starting April 1st 2016. LCA cannot be submitted earlier than six months and therefore you must put the starting date on the LCA 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 Read More

Ep. 51 Can an H1B Visa Holder Change Geographical Location?

The Simeio Solutions LLC case issued a president decision which held that employers must file amended H1B petitions. It changed the landscape as when we decide to file the amended petition specifically for cases being processed after April 9, 2015. This states that, one, when an H1B employee changes their place of employment to a Read More

Ep. 42 What is the H1B Visa Lottery Process and how does it work?

Typically, there are more applications filed for the available so there is a need for a lottery. There is no exact breakdown of applications received but it should be available towards end of month. It is a real lottery, so educational background or how much is paid for premium processing, will not change chances in Read More

Ep. 41 H1B Visa 2016 Predictions: How many cases will be filed this year?

At this time of year, it is very difficult to predict. At least 25 to 27 percent of increase in cases last year – and this is just for the regular case. My prediction is that about 220,000 to 225,000 applications that are submitted this year. Raw Transcript: Jacob: Hello everybody, welcome to Ask an Read More

Ep. 39 DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses. When can H4 Spouses Work?

H-1B visa allows professionals to work in the U.S. but their spouses come on an H4 visa are not allowed to work. Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment to certain H4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers. Will be effective May 26, 2015. Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob Sapochnick with Ask An Read More

Ep. 34 What specialty occupations are accepted for the H-1B Visa?

H1B is there to allow qualified people to live and work in the US Specialty occupation is an occupation that requires a bachelor degree or the equivalent in education and experience But it doesn’t mean that just because your job is not within the occupations that are most common to get H1B visas it doesn’t Read More

Ep. 33 I want to apply for H-1B Visa this year. How do I know if I qualify?

Meet certain educational and work related requirements Employers must sponsor H1B holders and pay you the prevailing wage in order for you to get the visa As there are too many people applying, it is very important to apply as early as possible Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions, simple. And Read More

Ep. 32 H-1B Portability Rule & H1-B Transfer: I am an H1B holder and just found a new job, when can I start working for my new employer?

As soon as you find an employer, and they’re actually going to file the case, even before approval you can start working for that employer. 21st Century Act allows an immigrant to begin working for a new H1B employer as soon as that new employer files a petition Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer Read More

Ep. 9 Can an H1B employee work at different sites and locations?

Raw Transcript: Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: My name is Jacob Sapochnick and I’m an immigration attorney here in San Diego, California. I’m happy to introduce a new segment of our YouTube channel, it’s called Ask My Lawyer, and we are going Read More

Ep. 6 What to do if your H1B or L1 Visa is denied?

Raw Transcript Introduction: You ask we answer your immigration questions. Simple. And now your host immigration lawyer Jacob Sapochnick. Jacob: This question comes for New York City and we have Andrew. Andrew is asking what options do I have if my work visa is denied. Do we have any recourses to fight it? Excellent question Read More