那些您需要了解的H-1B签证大小事

您是否曾彷徨于您的H-1B签证资格?Anderson&Associates LLP来帮您定位与定心。

H-1B签证是美国签发给在该国从事专业技术类工作的外国人士的签证。要获得H-1B签证,申请人必须持有美国学士学位或更高学历,或具有经认可的学院或大学的同等学历。所谓专业技术类的工作,包含建筑师、工程师、数学家、医生、教授、会计师、图形设计师、软件开发员、市场营销专家、业务分析师等都涵盖在内。

在2020年以前,美国公民及移民服务局要求所有有意申请H-1B签证的雇主必须在每年四月的第一周提交完整的申请表。所有经提交的申请,都会进入所谓的乐透抽签系统,由此抽签系统「随机抽选」一定的人数:常规配额65,000位,以及硕士以上学历配额20,000位。美国公民及移民服务局再从中签者,实质审查中签者的申请资料。数据显示,往年每年平均提交的总申请数量约为200,000。

从2020年开始,美国公民及移民服务局正式启用了所谓的「电子注册制度」。电子注册制度不再要求雇主于四月的第一周提交完整的申请材料,而仅要求雇主在网上填写申请人的简要个人资讯,例如雇主名称、EIN号码、申请人姓名、护照号码、职位、最高学历等,并支付10美元的申请费。注册时程结束后,移民局将会从中注册名单中抽出中签者,只有中签者才需要进一步向移民局提交完整的申请材料,并由移民局从中进行实质审查。

今年,电子注册的时程于美东时间三月九日零时正式开始,并于美东时间三月二十五日零时正式结束。逾时不再受理。美国公民及移民服务局将会在三月三十一日时通知中签者。此时,中签者有90天的时间来准备申请材料,必须在六月三十日前提交完整的申请材料。最终的签证准驳决定将会在夏末初秋时公布,有时美国公民及移民服务局还会要求申请人补充更多的申请资料。

为了评估您的申请资格,本所会仔细检查您的移民与教育背景文件,以及评估您的职位是否符合专业技术类工作的范畴,以确保您符合条件。我们并会与您的雇主密切合作,以选取并撰写最正确完整的职称与职位描述。因为从中签后到提交完整申请材料的时间较短,所以我们会在电子注册前就完成上述作业。我们的律师具有丰富的申请经验,在您移民的路上,我们希望能以我们的知识与经验,引导您走向对的道路,并助您一臂之力。

想了解更多吗?我们邀请您加入我们的线上座谈:美东时间三月十二日下午12:30-1:30。本次座谈我们将会讲解2021 H-1B签证抽签制度,以及网上注册申请时间与流程。我们的律师也会在在线上问答时间一解您的疑惑。

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Getting An H-1B: Steps You Need to Follow

Have you ever wondered whether you are a good candidate for H-1B?  Let us help you figure it out.

The H-1B visa is a work permit that allows foreign workers to come to the United States to work for American companies in specialty areas. The foreigner must specifically work in a field that requires specialized knowledge, for which the employer cannot find a US-based worker.  To qualify for the H-1B visa category, the prospective H-1B employee must hold a U.S. bachelor’s or higher degree, or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.  These jobs range from architect, engineer, mathematician, doctor, professor, accountant, graphic designer, software developer, marketing specialist, business analyst, and more.

Until 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requested that companies interested in applying for H-1B submit full applications during the first week of April.  These applications were then submitted to the H1B lottery.  The lottery is nothing but a “random selection process” used by USCIS to select the required number of H1B applicants from a larger pool of applicants. The lottery selection is done to select enough applicants to meet the H-1B Cap of 65,000 for Regular quota and 20,000 for Masters quota.  On average, 200,000 applications were submitted.

Beginning in 2020, USCIS began what is known as the Electronic Registration Process.  Rather than have companies prepare a full petition, USCIS asked that they submit the basic biographic information for the beneficiaries interested in participating in the lottery in a USCIS online account for a cost of $10 per beneficiary.  This year, the registration period opened on March 9 at 12:00 EST.  It will close on March 25 at 12:00 EST.  All petitioners must have registered all beneficiaries and paid by this deadline.

To evaluate your eligibility, we closely review your immigration and education documents to make sure you qualify.  We will also determine whether the proposed job is a specialized occupation.  We do this as part of the pre-registration process, because the timeline is very short once registration is completed.  USCIS will notify petitioners which beneficiaries have been selected on March 31.  At that point, the petitioner has 90 days, until June 30, to submit a full petition to USCIS.  Decisions come over the course of the late summer, early fall, with USCIS occasionally asking for additional evidence.

You might be able to get hired by an American company to do a job that is a great match for your qualifications. So, whether you are a graphic designer, business analyst, software developer and more, consider working with an employer to register for this year’s Electronic Registration Process.  The possibilities are endless.

For more details, please join our Webinar on March 12, 2021! Our attorneys will answer your questions during the live Q&A session.

Register the Webinar here or by scanning the QR Code below:

Join our Webinar on March 12th, 2021 – An Overview of the H-1B Visa (线上座谈:H-1B签证网上注册全讲解)

Anderson and Associates Webinar Series

Join our Webinar on March 12th, 2021 12:30pm – 1:30pm (EST).

我们邀请您加入我们的线上座谈:美东时间三月十二日下午12:30-1:30。

We will introduce the 2021 H-1B Visa Cap Lottery and go through the online Registration Timeline and Steps. We also have a live Q&A session for you to interact with our attorneys.

本次座谈我们将会讲解2021 H-1B签证抽签制度,以及网上注册申请时间与流程。我们的律师也会在在线上问答时间一解您的疑惑。

Please register the Webinar by scanning the QR Code or clicking the link below :

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https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkc-Grpj0tG9LMxKXNZ-RqubNSP2fEdjwd
 

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