Suppose your employee has not already been issued an H1B visa in a previous lottery, and you are not an H1B Cap Exempt employer. In that case, you need to enter the H1B visa lottery for each employee you wish to employ under the H1B Visa status. After your employee is selected in the lottery, you can file an I-129 Petition for employment under H1B visa status on their behalf. We discuss the H1B Visa lottery and when to start the H1B visa process in 2023 for the upcoming FY 2024 H-1B Cap below.
It has become increasingly difficult to obtain an H1-B Visa through the annual lottery making it difficult for employers to employ foreign professionals. As an employer, you should be aware of the alternatives to the H-1B lottery when recruiting and hiring foreign talent. Learn about some of the best alternatives to the H-1B visa lottery.
Hiring a Singaporean or Chilean national has many advantages over hiring other foreign nationals. On January 1, 2004, the US Singapore Free Trade Agreement and the US Chile Free Trade Agreement created the H-1B1 non-immigrant visa only for Singaporean and Chilean nationals. Although there is a numerical limit on the number of H-1B1 visas each year, the quota has never been met. Find out why you should consider hiring Singaporean or Chilean nationals under the H-1B1 visa program.
Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 25 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss the H1B Visa as an alternative to the TN Visa.