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H1-B Visa Lawyer - H1-B Visa Attorney - Law Offices of Giuseppe Scagliarini, Esq.
H1-B visas have become one of the hottest visa categories and one of the most
maddening visa to apply for given the recent setbacks in terms of number of petitions
received, number of visas available and cut-off dates.
If you need the assistance of an experienced H1-B visa lawyer, the Law Offices of
Giuseppe Scagliarini offer proven, reliable expertise in representing special
knowledge workers and other professionals seeking H1-B status.
H1-B visas are one of the main avenues available to foreign workers to gain lawful
entry to the U.S. and obtain employment authorization. They are available in
increments of up to 3 years, up to a total of 6 years and can under certain conditions
be extended beyond the sixth year and "ported" from one employer to another.
While in H1-B status, an alien is allowed to applied for permanent residence ("green
card") status from within the United States. This is in marked contrast with other
nonimmigrant visa categories that do not allow the alien to harbor so-called
"dual-intent" and that therefore may not be as desirable to potential immigrants..
In recent years, the numerical limits on H1-B visas have been repeatedly hit and
applicants who did not know the intricate H1-B regulations were cut off, sometimes
with no other recourse than going back to their home countries. This is especially true
for students seeking a change of status from F-1 to H1-B during their period of
Optional Practical training ("OPT").
While H1-B relief legislation is certainly auspicable and is being lobbied for, the fact
remains that securing an H1-B visa is becoming increasingly difficult and requires the
skills, training, and a thorough knowledge of the H1-B rules ad regulations that an
experienced H1-B visa attorney can offer.
Please note that there are 20,000 extra H1-B visas allotted for holders of Master's
degrees issued by U.S. Universities. If you are a holder of a U.S- issued Master's
Degree, contact our offices as there may be a visa available for you even after the
formal announcement that the H1-B cap has been hit.
The best time to file an H1-B petition subject to the H1-B cap is usually in the Spring or
Summer for employment dates beginning the following October 1st or later. This is
due to the vagaries of the regulations, that do not permit to apply more than six months
before the date of intended employment, and to the Goverment Fiscal Year, when new
H1-B visas become available, beginning October 1st of each year.
Our office specializes in minimizing the inconvenience to employers and employees
and can ensure compliance with all U.S. immigration laws and regulations.
Please note that our office does not offer any matching services between h1b
employers and employees, nor we provide lists of employers who accept applcations
from h1-b candidates.
If you are interested in finding out if you are qualified for an H1-B visa or if a position
offered to you qualifies for an H1-B visa please contact our office to schedule a
Law Offices of Giuseppe Scagliarini
|Giuseppe Scagliarini, Esq.
37 Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840