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H-1B Application Timeline

H-1B visa is one of the most important and complicated procedure you have to deal with if you are an international student and want to work in U.S. after graduation (also known as 纽约找工作). You are also recommended to buy health insurance after graduation, such as opt insurance. The one is ideal for international student to purchase is Huhu Insurance (also known as 虎虎保险) Some employers provide health insurance with employees. Remember to ask for your employer about health insurance before accepting an offer. Since the H-1B visa application and the H-1B lottery procedure (also known as h1b 抽签) are very complicated, you should always consider hiring an immigration lawyer (also known as 移民律师) when you apply for an H-1B visa (h1b签证). In this article, we will introduce the timeline for H-1B application process.

  1. Detailed EIN number (estimated time: 3 days)

After the employer company is established, it will receive an IRS to the Employer Identification Number (EIN). If the employer has not applied for H-1B before, his EIN number may not be certified in the Office system. If this is the case, the lawyer needs to authenticate the EIN number to the employer immediately.

  1. LCA (estimated time: 7 days)

LCA is to ask the Office for the position and salary of the H-1B beneficiary. As the position and salary are approved, it will be used in the H-1B work visa application. The determination of the position has a profound impact on the H-1B application. The immigration office may present the speciality of the position/Specialty. Occupation’s RFE (Request for Evidence) is closely related to the assigned position. Therefore, the choice of position must be cautious. Only by providing lawyers with sufficient information and materials (job descriptions, resumes, and company profiles) can maximize future RFE avoidance.

3.      Prepare all application materials (estimated time: 8 – 13 days)Apply for H-1B There are a lot of materials to submit, and structured submissions can make your application more efficient. The first thing to submit to the lawyer is: the company’s EIN number, company profile, and job summary, so the lawyer can confirm whether the EIN is certified to start LCA. Secondly, everyone must take the questionnaire/Questionnaire issued by the law firm seriously. Because the personal information on the questionnaire will assist the lawyer to fill out the I-129 form. Also, make sure that you scan your passport, I-94 records, all I-20 sheets, diplomas, official transcripts, EAD cards, etc. The materials are scanned clearly and are easy to read. Because these materials will be used as supplementary materials, they will be handed over to the Immigration Department. 4.      Send H-1B to apply to the Immigration Department (early 4/1, latest 4/5) You have to make sure all the materials, checks, and signatures are complete, and the documents sent must not arrive at the Immigration Bureau earlier than April 1, even if it is at 10:00 on March 31 is not acceptable. This is because your package will be returned later if it is not arrived between Apr. 1 and Apr. 5th. If the file is too thick, you can reinforce the envelope to ensure that the envelope does not scatter.

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