How to Generate Effective Petitions through Imagility?

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Building an effective and accurate petition is a significant step towards visa approval. Visa adjudicators typically have a limited window of just 20-30 minutes to review visa petitions and make decisions. However, if the visa petition lacks some vital components, it can lead to Requests for Evidence (RFEs) or even visa denials. 

Nonetheless, by employing Imagility, an AI-powered immigration software, you can rest assured that your petition will be accurate and effective. The Imagility petition builder tool comprehends the intricacies of the US immigration system and generates petitions per established rules and regulations.

Let me guide you through this blog on how Imagility can create accurate petitions while enabling seamless collaboration among all stakeholders involved in the petition-building process.

But before we dive deeper, let’s first understand the key components of a well-structured petition.

Key Components of a Well-Structured Petition

Below are some crucial components of a well-structured petition. Let’s take a closer look.

  1. The right SOC Code
    While creating an H1B petition, you must find the appropriate SOC code. The SOC code assigned to the job position must be accurate. It serves as the primary point of reference for the USCIS officers when they refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook to verify the job position’s details.
    • Educational Qualification
      Educational qualification plays a significant role when looking for the right SOC code. For instance, if a bachelor’s degree is frequently a requirement in the specific field of study, the role will be perceived as a specialty occupation. The greater the acceptance of associate degrees as qualifications, the lower the likelihood of qualifying as a specialty occupation.
    • Wage Level
      While searching for an appropriate SOC code, wage level is equally important to pay attention to. For instance, certain roles fall under wage level 1 categories. Nevertheless, if the beneficiary possesses prior experience and advanced degrees or if the position requires specific expertise, opting for a higher wage level position may be more appropriate.
  2. Creating an Effective Job Description
    The next important component to consider is designing an effective job description. A thorough job description is like the base of a building—it supports the whole petition process. Let’s see what must be included in the job description.
    • List all the duties and sub-duties that come with the job.
    • Explain why each task is special, unique, and linked to the specific technology the person will work with.
    • Ensure that the job description matches the exact role the person will have.
    • For example, if the job is for a Software Developer, mention if it’s about ETL, SQL, Java, Salesforce, QA Automation, Business Analysis, or any other specific technology.
  3. Valid Employer-Employee Relationship
    It’s important to showcase that a legitimate employer offers a job requiring specific skills from a qualified person. The employer must also provide appropriate remuneration. The employer and employee can work together through a third-party location, working at the client’s place or in-house. Providing the correct documents and support letters to demonstrate the type of relationship between the employer and employee is crucial. These documents include:
    • Project details
    • Project Milestones
    • Project Staffing
    • Supervision
    • Client Documents
    • Project Documents

  4. Elaborate Support Letter
    Support letter also plays a significant role in creating a petition. An elaborate support letter is a comprehensive document written by the employer that provides context and justification for hiring the employee under the specific job role. This letter explains the significance of the role, how it contributes to the petitioner’s goals, and why the beneficiary is the right fit for the position. It essentially provides a persuasive argument for visa approval.
  5. Complete List of Documents
    Assembling a comprehensive set of required documents is vital. These documents can include educational qualifications, work experience, financial records, and other relevant evidence. A complete list of documents helps support the information provided in the petition and adds credibility to the case.
  6. Reviewing the Petition Thoroughly
    Last but not least, reviewing the petition is as critical as creating it. You must thoroughly analyze the whole petition to detect and fix any errors. Let’s look at the points you must review before submitting it to the USCIS.
    • Check Job Description
      You must examine if the job description is specific or general in nature.
    • Review Documents
      You must inspect the beneficiary’s educational, employment, immigration papers and petitioner documents.
    • Inspect LCA
      You must verify the approved Labor Condition Application (LCA) in case of H1B petition filing, ensure its validity aligns with petition employment dates, and match the LCA location to the work location.
    • Validate Position Requirements
      You must confirm that the petition meets job duties in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).
    • Match Beneficiary Details
      You must ensure the beneficiary’s degree and field of study align with the position and verify foreign degrees for equivalence to US degrees.
    • Assess Employer-Employee Relationship
      You must assess the employer-employee relationship at both the petitioner and client levels.
    • Petitioner Eligibility
      Review if the petitioner qualifies for cap-exempt petitions, has multiple petitions, and if relevant forms are signed appropriately.

By now, we have discussed the key components of a well-structured petition, Let’s understand how Imagility can help you create accurate petitions while considering the above points.

How does Imagility Petition Builder work?

The Imagility petition builder doesn’t just fill out forms; it captures essential information for creating a strong petition. It offers users a way to build an in-depth explanation covering the crucial matters that adjudicators anticipate being discussed within a petition. Let’s discuss the ways Imagilty helps you create effective petitions. 

  • Guided Workflows

Imagility’s guided approach to petition building, marked by color-coded timeline steps, assists in crafting a structured petition with clearly outlined key components.

  • Designs Effective Job Descriptions

The petition builder helps you fill position details with duties, sub-duties, education, technical skills, wages, and other specific requirements.

  • Recommends SOC Code

The tool refers to OOH for task, education, and wage details while recommending SOC code (in case of H1B petition) with appropriate education and wage levels.

  • Elaborates Beneficiary Qualifications

The petition builder tool elaborates on beneficiary education work experience details while giving the list of itineraries of services to map education and work experience to position details.

  • Demonstrates Employer-Employee Relationship

With the help of the tool, you can show the strong bond between employer and employee relationship, which proves the extent of supervision along with the right to control, right to hire, pay, and fire.

  • Detailed Support & Cover Letter

You can create detailed support and cover letters with the help of a tool that lets you include an executive summary of the petition and its significant elements while listing all the supporting documents.

  • Generate a Single PDF for preview

After creating the whole petition, the tool lets you preview it in a single PDF, which is significant to look at the whole petition in one go.

Imagility also helps you analyze the petition after you create it to improve and make any required changes.

How does Imagility help you analyze Petition?

The Imagility petition analysis tool conducts thorough evaluations of constructed petitions and provides insightful recommendations via reports to enhance the success rates of petitions. This grants you endless opportunities to rectify and enhance the identified elements within the petition. The petition analysis tool analyses the petition on nine critical factors, including filing requirements, job descriptions, missing documents, position-related requirements, employer-employee relationship, etc.

Summing Up!

Creating and evaluating the visa petition are pivotal in obtaining a visa approval. As discussed, Imagility offers a complete process for constructing an effective visa petition, ensuring its effectiveness and accuracy. Moreover, the platform extends its assistance in petition analysis, offering an added advantage in assessing the success rate of petitions.

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