Top 3 Reasons Why H-1B Visas are Denied
H-1B visas give foreign workers the opportunity to find employment in the United States. However, it has become more and more challenging to get petitions approved. The H-1B process is complex because both the employer and the beneficiary employee must fulfill specific requirements. The Miami immigration attorneys at Revilla Law Firm, P.A. has put together a list of the top three reasons why H-1B visas are denied.
Specific Occupation Requirements
One of the most common reasons why H-1B visas are denied is because they don’t fulfill the specific occupation requirements. Before applying for an H-1B visa, you must have at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree in a specific field, and the employer must prove that they weren’t able to find a better qualified American worker to fill the position. Common fields that get H-1B visas include civil engineers, programmers, accountants, and biologists.
Poor Visa Mismanagement
If you had a visa that you didn’t maintain properly, your petition could be denied. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will want to ensure that you are responsible and that you haven’t overstayed in the U.S. with previous visas.
Not Responding to a Request for Evidence Notice
There have been many cases where people failed to send the evidence requested before the deadline, causing the USCIS to deny the petition. In many cases, the employer also fails to send in the needed documentation, resulting in a denial.
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If you’re in the process of filing for an H-1B visa and you want to avoid denial, our team is here to help you. If you already filed for an H-1B visa and it was denied, our team may still be able to help you find a new option to obtain the employment opportunity you seek. Attorney Revilla is a Former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor and a Miami based immigration attorney with over 26 years of legal experience. No matter what situation you’re in, our firm is ready to help you.