The H-1B Visa has been a target of the Trump administration. Many companies have received a substantial number of denials along with RFEs (Requests For Evidence) on almost every single submitted application.
For example, we have heard of some companies receiving only 60% approvals, and staffing companies have been even harder hit. Others reported receiving an RFE on every single application submitted!
OnlineVisas, however, was able to achieve a perfect 100% H-1B approval rate in the 2021 season, despite the fact that we represent a number of staffing companies.
Watch the video below to get some helpful tips for drafting an employment letter that will help your chances of getting approval for your H-1B visa petition.
What does OnlineVisas do differently than other firms? The major difference is that we submit a full legal brief, not just a cover letter. In that brief we make sure to identify any potential legal issues and answer them pre-emptively.
For example, one of the most common areas that can trigger denials and/or RFEs is the definition of “specialty occupation”. We address the specialty occupation not only in the brief but also in the employer’s letter, which we have discovered can be a key factor in influencing the outcome of an H-1B petition.
It seems that many immigration firms do very little or no specific work on this potentially critical piece of the puzzle, which we believe is a big mistake.
Watch the video above to discover tips on crafting an excellent employment letter, including…
- What job title to use that constitutes “specialty occupation” in the OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook).
- What duties will be appropriate and credible for the job description given, providing a suitable level of detail, and using language that a non-technical reviewer will easily understand.
- How the modules the beneficiary studied to obtain a relevant degree pertain to the requirements of the position.
See the video above for more details.