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Being selected in the random H-1B visa lottery is the first challenge an H-1B visa contender faces.  For those with good bhaagy (luck in Hindi), once selected, their H-1B visa petitions must be strong on its own merits to receive approval.  Getting your H-1B visa petition approved depends on “successful preparation” which is a partnership between the H-1B visa candidate, the employer and the attorneys preparing the petition.  It is only when the partnership works to its fullest potential will the H-1B visa petition be approved.  One of the most important key elements to successful preparation is assuring that the attorneys have all relevant data for the employer and employee timely.  Our law firm has pioneered an online case management portal a decade ago wherein candidates can share their information and data in a secure manner.  The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA uses a robust system that provides immediate status updates and transparency through the process. We have prepared the attached presentation to demonstrate the efficient preparation process leading up to the April 1st, 2016 filing date.

The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates strive to keep you informed about key immigration issues.

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It can be a very disappointing experience for everyone involved, to receive a notice from USCIS that the H-1B visa quota has been met for the year and you have not been selected to receive an H-1B visa in the lottery process. The attorneys at The Law Firm of Shihab and Associates, LPA have over 50 years of combined experience in a variety of complex legal matters, and we can help you to find an immigration strategy to best meet your particular needs. Please contact us today.

What Other Options are Available?

One option that may be available to you is if you are the holder of a Master’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. This will qualify you for one of the 20,000 visas reserved each year for advanced degree holders. These tend to run out much more slowly, and if you do not receive one in the lottery, you still get a “second chance” for one of regular 65,000 visas for Bachelor’s degree holders. You can even petition under this category, if you anticipate receiving your U.S. advanced degree in between the time you apply for your petition and the beginning date of your H-1B employment.