H-1B: Person in Specialty Occupation

This nonimmigrant classification applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability.

The USCIS website has detailed information on Eligibility Criteria, H-1B Electronic Registration, Petition Filing Process, Labor Condition Application, Period of Stay, H-1B Cap, Family of H-1B Visa Holders, Settlement Agreement in H-1B Market Research Analyst Class Action Litigation and Filing Instructions.

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H-1B Sample Cases from our files

Success in requesting a National Interest Exception for a client with a valid H-1 visa

In this case we assisted a client whose employee, with a valid H-1 visa stamped in this passport, traveled outside the U.S. and was unable to return due to the COVID 19 travel restrictions. We prepared a comprehensive letter with details about the petitioning employer, the specific project that the employee would be assigned to, and the urgency of the employee’s presence in the U.S., to the consulate requesting consideration under the National Interest Exception (NIE) for business travel to the U.S. for vital support of the U.S. healthcare and public health sector, a critical infrastructure sector. We followed up with the consulate and the visa was approved.

Status: We followed up with the consulate and the visa was approved.

For more sample cases visit this page: Sample Cases

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Submitted by Richu Philip (not verified) on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 23:11 Permalink

SSN application rejected for H1B visa Hi, I have applied my SSN for the third time, almost a month back and still no news. They are saying my documents are still under DHS verification.

03-01-2022 : Entered US on H1b visa 03-08-2022 : Applied for SSN but got rejected as my H1b visa was expiring on March 22nd.(i94 expiry also 03-22-2022)

Extended my H1b visa and got the 797A form which has an updated i94, till March 2025

04-08-2022 : Applied for SSN again 04-19-2022 : When i called to ask the status they said they are missing Visa copy and i visit the SSA office and submitted again. 05-05-2022: Called SSA again for status and they are saying the i94 verification is still pending with DHS. 05-07-2022 : Recieved a notice from SSA declining my SSN application. Reason stated is "DHS is unable to verify the immigration document you submitted as evidence of your lawful alien status".

05-10-2022 : Visited SSA office to get a clarity but they were not able to give a proper answer. Instead they submitted a new application.

06-14-2022 : Its been 5 weeks and SSA office is saying its still under verification.

Anyone faced this issue? I feel like this is going in loops and my life is stuck without an SSN. Worse part is no-one has any idea where is the issue and what we need to do to fix it.

Please help. Thanks, Best Regards, Richu

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Submitted by Priya (not verified) on Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:19 Permalink

Hi, My paralegal misspelled the name of the employer on the LCA and it has already been submitted to the DOL. Will this cause a denial of certification of LCA? And if H-1B petition is submitted with this error on the LCA, will it cause any RFE? Thank you in advance!

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Submitted by Moukthika Guntha (not verified) on Tue, 08/23/2022 - 11:27 Permalink

My H1b was picked and Approved by USCIS with my current employer. Unfortunately, my current employer went through layoffs and my role was affected as a result. Can my future employer use my Approved H1B petition to file for a transfer before October 1st? I am currently on my F1 STEM OPT.

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