H1B (H-1B) Visas are used by U.S. employers seeking to hire nonimmigrant aliens as workers in specialty occupations. A specialty occupation is one that requires the application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and the attainment of at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
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As a result of a USCIS’s report from 2008 where they found that there was a 20.7% rate of either fraud or technical violations in H-1B petitions, USCIS initiated the Administrative Site Visit and Verification program as an additional measure to verify information in certain visa petitions.
There are a few things employers can do to prepare for a site visit:
Make sure that the person investigating you is an officer from USCIS. You can ask to see the officer's identification.
To make sure the investigator is complying with the law, it may be helpful to have legal counsel present. But since these site visits are unannounced, it could be difficult to have legal counsel present. As an alternative, it is possible for employers to have legal counsel on the phone during the course of the site visit.
Cooperation with the investigator conducting the site visit is a must. When petitioning for immigration benefits, employers subject themselves to certain inquiries from the government. If you do not cooperate, you are at risk of losing your pending petition and the ability to participate in U.S. immigration programs.
The officer may ask for very specific information during the site visit, so avoid guessing when answering questions from the investigator, even if it is impossible for you to provide an exact answer. Instead, request a reasonable amount of time to gather the information sought by the investigator.
You are going to want to keep records. In a confidential file, an employer should have copies of all nonimmigrant petitions and supporting articles. Employers should check on the beneficiary every so often to ensure that they are complying with all the conditions listed in the petition.
Employers can file amendments to their petition if any material were to change, such as job title, location of the job, salary and job duties to ensure that there is the most up to date and current information on your petition. Any differences between your information can jeopardize your nonimmigrant petition.
Why a Business Plan for an H1B (H-1B) Visa?
Having a solid business plan in place is one of the many ways you can strengthen your petition. Submitting a thorough business plan that demonstrates compliance with specific H1B (H-1B) requirements can greatly increase the chances of H1B (H-1B) approval.
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