Immigration Attorney in San Francisco Area Considers Latest Government H 1B Stats
The latest numbers concerning H 1B applications were updated by the USCIS about one week ago. Working as an immigration attorney with many firms and individuals in the San Francisco area who have a stake in this process, I’m always interested in these numbers.
Latest H 1B Numbers
As of the writing of this blog, the latest H 1B numbers see cap eligible petitions at about 28,500. There are 65,000 available. That means that 43.8% of the possible applications have been submitted. The H 1B with a master’s exemption has seen 11,900 petitions. There are a total of 20,000 such petitions available. Translated into a percentage, it looks like 59.5% of those H 1B petitions designated for those holding a masters or higher have been submitted. Continue reading “H 1B Cap Numbers Analysis” »
San Jose Immigration Attorney Looks at New Figures in H 1B process
Just a few years ago, the cap for H 1B visa applications would be reached in a few days. The H 1B visa is designed to allow U.S. employers to hire foreign workers for specific types of jobs that demand special skills, knowledge and training. As an immigration attorney, once the process begins, which is April 1, I’ve found that those from the San Jose area and other parts of the state who come to my office are anxious to get their paperwork in before the cap is reached. Continue reading “It’s a Good Idea to Get H 1B Visa Applications In Early” »
Immigration Attorney in San Francisco Considers Prospect of Reaching H1B Cap
The figures are coming in and I check them often in my San Francisco office where I serve clients all around the country as an immigration attorney. The figures pertain to H1B petitions and the caps—the 65,000 regular petition cap and 20,000 advanced degree petitions cap. Continue reading “Immigration Attorney Looks at Latest on H1B Cap” »
The U.S. Congress has set limits regarding H1B petitions for those in foreign countries who want to come to the U.S. to work and for those in the U.S. with an advanced degree who want to stay in the country and work. As an immigration lawyer with offices in the San Francisco and Sacramento area, I am constantly monitoring the cap.
H1B Employment Offer
For those in foreign countries the minimum educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Continue reading “Immigration Lawyer Report on the 2010 H1B Cap Report” »
I know that most H1B applicants get nervous about their interview. As an immigration attorney in Sacramento, San Francisco and Santa Clara we work with individuals seeking employment around the U.S. Since there is a degree of uncertainty and the interview process is subjective it certainly makes sense that a certain amount of worry will creep into someone’s head.
Types of Questions
You may get questions in four areas—education and experience, the reason for your H1B visa, the company you’re currently working for and the company for which you’re going to work. The point of the interview is to make sure that you meet all of the requirements for a H1B visa, which are focused on your education and training and an offer of employment. Continue reading “Questions You May be Asked in your H1B Interview” »
In my extensive experience as a immigration lawyer in San Francisco, I do a lot of work in the area of H1B visas. From my office in the San Francisco Bay area, I work with applicants from all 50 states who have been in this country under a F 1 visa and who during that time have earned a master’s degree or higher.
I am going to devote a few blogs to this important area and look at how F 1 visa holders can get an extension as they apply for their H 1B. In this blog, I’m going to consider eligibility criteria. Continue reading “F-1 Status and Extension of OPT” »
Working with F1 student visa holders who are applying for H 1B visas is an important part of my work as an immigration attorney. From my law office in San Francisco, I handle numerous cases including those that involve the extension of the OPT (Optional Practical Training) time for pending H 1B applicants. These applicants are often stuck in the cap gap. Continue reading “Information on STEM OPT Extension” »
In my law office, I work with various types of immigration cases from around the country. As an immigration attorney I find that one area that is especially active this time of year is that which involves the “cap gap.”
Defining the Cap Gap
The cap gap is that period of time that covers from when someone in the U.S. who is under a F-1 visa, which is designated for students, is no longer a student to the time that they are given employment. There is a gap between that person being a student, after which they have attained their degree, and the period during which they begin working for a U.S. company. The potential employer petitions for the student to be given the new designation of H-1B and during that time and until the student can be under the H-1B visa, the F-1 status is extended. Continue reading “Immigration Attorney Explains How “Cap Gap” Occurs” »