January 15

Upload Your H-1B Denials And RFEs And See If We Can Do Better

The number of approvals for H-1B visa petitions has plummeted in recent years, and OnlineVisas.com is setting out to reverse the trend.

We want to show companies our approach upfront. In addition to our free strategy sessions, we are now inviting companies to submit their denials and requests for evidence, giving us the opportunity to show you how you might take your H-1B process to the next level.

Companies could send us the initial H-1B petition, or cover letter, and any employment documents for us to evaluate. We want to look at the process companies are using and show them how we are submitting H-1B petitions to get over 95% approval (and a flawless 100% H-1B approval rate in 2021!)

We can analyze the policies and the regulations and write briefs. We go over, with companies, how they decide the job title and description. Then we look to see whether they meet the qualifications regarding pay and duties. If we can see how they’ve done it before, we can tell them how we would do it and if that would be better.

After the documents are sent to our attorneys, we’ll come back with a written determination. We then follow up with a strategy session and show them how to get more approvals. In the long run, this saves a lot of time and money that would otherwise be spent preparing and analyzing the process.

Through 2016, H-1Bs had a very high approval rating: an average of 88% in fact. But the approval rate quickly dropped after new policy memos came out. There was a lot of shock and “gotcha” in the first year. (Although OnlineVisas still maintained a 95% approval rate, way ahead of the sector average.)

There have been major regulatory changes in the immigration industry. We are seeing a lot of companies having a hard time adapting to policy changes as their approach is almost identical to what it was before. Often, since companies aren’t in the immigration industry, they either do not know about the changes or do not know how to change what they are doing. Companies end up submitting the same sort of cases as before, and it just doesn’t work.

We’re using different techniques to comply with the new policies. We’re taking approaches that highlight and dig into the real evidence. The real evidence can be vendor agreements or statements of work. It can be master services agreements, and the language used in those documents. It can be the process in which petitioners (the companies) are conversing or discussing the work with their employees, especially if their employees are at other work sites. We approach the evidence in the same way that this administration does. As a result, we see really high approval ratings.

We can put our experience to work for you by evaluating your process, RFEs, and denials to determine if OnlineVisas.com can do a better job.

If you are ready to improve your H-1B petition process, start here.

About the author: Jon Velie has practiced Immigration law since 1993. He is CEO of OnlineVisas

Jon is an Amazon number one best-selling author of H-1B Visa: Application & Approval, is regularly covered by major media and has won a number of international awards. Jon was also pivotal in the Cherokee Freedmen Supreme Court case.

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