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How to Prepare for H-1B Visa Applications in 2022

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting H-1B visa applications on March 1st, 2022, for the fiscal year 2023 that begins on October 1st, 2022. Employees seeking to apply for an H-1B visa must have their sponsored employers submit an H-1B electronic registration during the registration period that is open between March 1 and March 20th, 2022.

In past years, the H-1B and Master’s Cap was filled within the first week of the filing period. It is vital to start preparing for the application as soon as possible.

Gather Documents for Evaluations

One of the first things you should do is gather and request required transcripts and experience letters (if necessary) to prove your credentials. Most employers will require you to verify your foreign degree, so you should have those documents ready. During this period, you and your future employer will work together to start the application process.

If you graduated from a non-U.S. institution of higher education, you will need to obtain a degree equivalency evaluation that will be submitted with the H1B visa petition. You must obtain a degree evaluation as quickly as possible, as waiting until the last minute could affect your ability to submit your application on time.

Submit Application in March

Once your application is complete, your employer should submit the H1B registration, along with a $10 registration fee.

Do I Need an Attorney?

The H-1B application process can be complex and daunting – even for employers. Our team at Akula & Associates P.C. can help you every step of the way to ensure that your application is filled out correctly – increasing your chances of getting your desired results. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you work in the United States.

Get in touch with us today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a consultation!