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Mastering The H-1B Visa Process With Bulldog Law

Securing a strong workforce is pivotal for your business to thrive. In today’s global economy, many employers gain a competitive advantage by hiring employees from overseas – especially highly skilled workers. The H-1B visa allows employers to sponsor prospective immigrants in specialty occupations. It provides numerous advantages for employers and employees alike.

At Bulldog Law, we work with employers nationwide to facilitate the H1-B process. Our lawyers have more than 90 years of combined experience. They have honed their knowledge to adeptly handle the complexities of U.S. immigration law. They can help you fill gaps in your workforce and enlist top-tier global talent through employment-based immigration options.

The Basics Of H-1B Visas

A highly sought-after type of work visa, H-1Bs are for highly skilled employees with sufficient education or experience in their field. However, they are only available when there aren’t enough domestic candidates to fill the employment position.

H1-B visas are different from other visas in a crucial way: They can lead to a green card (lawful permanent residence).

Kicking Off The H-1B Visa Process

The H-1B process involves numerous steps and meticulous compliance with immigration regulations. The first key step involves securing a labor condition application (LCA) from the U.S. Department of Labor. An LCA is designed to protect domestic workers by ensuring that employers will pay H-1B workers the “prevailing wage” for their position and that their employment won’t adversely impact domestic workers, among other things.

Following a successful LCA, the next step is filing an H-1B visa petition with USCIS. (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), which requires extensive documentation. There is a brief window of time each year for employers to file these petitions. If you miss the cutoff, you will have to wait until the following year.

Our attorneys can help you start out the process on the right foot and see it through to completion. They understand the intricate web of requirements for submitting a successful petition. They can help you steer clear of the numerous pitfalls that can derail your chances for a successful petition.

The H-1B Visa Lottery System

Due to the high demand for H-1B visas, there’s a cap on the number of visas issued each year. When the number of applications exceeds the annual cap, USCIS conducts a random selection process. Certain employers – such as nonprofits and education institutions – may be exempt from the lottery.

Exploring H-1B Visa Alternatives

H1-Bs aren’t the only path to hiring global talent. Other work-based visas also offer strategic advantages. These visas include:

  • L-1 for internal company transfers
  • O-1 for individuals with extraordinary abilities
  • TN for Canadian and Mexican professionals

Each option has unique benefits, limitations and eligibility requirements. We can help you determine which option aligns best with your needs and the qualifications of your prospective employees.

Why Choose Bulldog Law?

Choosing the right law firm is pivotal for ensuring your business’s continued growth and success. At Bulldog Law, we take your immigration challenges personally, tailoring our approach to fit your unique situation. We don’t just process cases; we build relationships. Your success is our success.

Start Advancing Your Global Talent Strategy

If you’re seeking to bolster your workforce with international expertise, let’s start a conversation. We’re well-positioned to assist you with the H-1B visa process, explore alternative visa options and help you overcome any immigration hurdles. With multiple offices in California and other states nationwide, we’re always within reach.

Start today by contacting our immigration lawyers online or by phone at 888-983-1217.