Nonimmigrant Work Visa
What is the H-1B Visa?
The H-1B visa is a work visa that allows immigrants (85,000) with specialized knowledge/education, to temporarily work in the US in their specialized fields for American companies, for which the employer cannot find a US based worker. Some of the occupations include engineers, teachers, accountants, among others.
How does the H-1B Visa Work?
The USCIS is the governing body solely responsible for granting H-1B visas. Beneficiaries need to get a Petitioner company to sponsor their H-1B visa and they need to apply. If USCIS receives applications more than the fixed quota of 85,000, it shortlists them through the Lottery system. USCIS received 483,927 H-1B registrations in FY 2023, a 57% increase compared to FY 2022.
It is going to get only tougher to get an H-1B visa approval given the economic scenario and the rising demand for H-1B visas. Therefore, it is important to build robust, complete petitions with supporting documents to increase petition approval rates.
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We know the lack of collaboration and transparency in the whole petition building process. We know the increasing workload of attorneys and diminishing gains of petitioners. Beneficiaries have no clear sight into their future.
Imagility is a cloud-based end-to-end immigration software for attorneys, petitioners & beneficiaries, with powerful and intelligent petition building, petition analysis and RFE response building features and beyond.
Does your immigration software have a technology backed petition building process that builds and analyses key petition elements to increase success rates? Imagility provides users an automated, simple way to build a comprehensive H-1B petition, backed by technology, that optimizes its success rates.
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Building an H1-B through Imagility
Finding a Sponsor
First, the H-1B Lottery process needs to be understood well. Imagility’s Lottery Apps implifies the Lottery process for petitioners and beneficiaries and helps them connect to make informed decisions. Employers and candidates will get a chance to evaluate each other using the data present in the app and connect mutually.
Petition Builder | Working through I-129
Imagility’s Petition Builder helps in building a H-1B petition quickly through easy navigation. The H-1B visa form is the I-129. These form details are incorporated within the petition builder in the form of timeline steps. This includes US employer information, position details and beneficiary details.
Petition Builder | Building Key Elements
Unlike being just a forms builder, the Petition Builder helps with constructing the list of duties, itinerary beneficiary qualifications, project description and timeline, work product produced, and employer-employee details particularly in a third-party site situation. Download the H-1B Playbook to know strategies to improve H-1B petitions.
Timelines and Workflows
Easy navigation, clarity and transparency through timelines and graphic workflows. Easy allocation of tasks with permission control, pre-defined time spans. Guided petition building with recommendations for choosing LCA and verification of data.
Notifications & Checklists
Automatic notifications triggered for pending tasks, alerts for document expiration, petition level notifications like visa expiration, visa amendment etc. A ready reckoner document checklist to keep tab of available and missing documents at petition level.
Review and Analysis
Once all timeline steps are completed, the petition, along with cover and support letter is put together and is ready for adjudication. Petition Analysis carries out an elaborate process of checks through built petitions and makes intelligent recommendations through reports to improve petition success rates, giving you infinite chances to correct and improve the identified elements in the petition.
Submission & Beyond
The thoroughly analysed petition pdf, with supporting documents can then be printed out and sent to USCIS. Receipts can also be tracked through the Platform. Once the lottery results are updated, the visa stamping mobile app will guide you.
The entire petition lifecycle is taken care of – Extensions, transfers, and amendments. Engaging with stakeholders through all events in the immigration lifecycle – work, international travel to family. Imagility takes care of end-to-end immigration, thus reducing workload and improving quality of life.
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Improve your H-1B success rates by 40%
H-1B visa a temporary non-immigrant visa that allows immigrants (85,000) with specialized knowledge/education, to temporarily work in the US in their specialized fields for American companies.
Applicants need to get a job that required specialized knowledge with a US company. The US company then needs to apply for a H-1B visa on behalf of the applicant. The USCIS is the governing body solely responsible for granting H-1B visas. The H-1B visa petition and supporting documents need to be filed with the USCIS within stipulated timelines.
Petitioners and beneficiaries onboarded to the Imagility Platform can apply for H-1B visas easily. All Petitioners/Attorneys need to do is to create a task and fill in timeline details. Beneficiaries need to fill in their full profile information that is auto populated in the timeline steps relevant to beneficiaries. Petitioners/Attorneys can notify beneficiaries to fill missing details or send missing documents. Beneficiaries can see the petition as it is being built. Once all timeline steps are done, the petition can be analyzed by the virtual adjudicator that makes intelligent recommendations through reports to improve petition success rates, giving you infinite chances to correct and improve the identified elements in the petition. Once done, the petition can be submitted.
Petition Analysis is an elaborate process of checks and analysis of petition elements through 9 categories. At the end of the analysis, it makes intelligent recommendations through reports to improve petition success rates, giving you infinite chances to correct and improve the identified elements in the petition. Imagility’s Petition Analysis is powered by Business Rules Engine.