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  • Applying for H1b visa from Ireland, Indian student who has pursued Masters degree.

    Hi All,

    I am currently residing in Ireland from India. I pursued my Masters in Pharmaceutical analysis. I am currently on postgraduate work permit visa, but it will be expired in next month. I am certified SAS based programmer and also have industrial experience. I want to apply for H1b visa through consultancy. May I know any good consultancies information and procedure to file H1b from here.

    Is it better to apply for H1b or student visa. I want to know successful rate. Please let me know.

    Thank you.

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    • #3
      Read more about H1B

      Your Employer files H1B for you. The prospective employer must file an approved Form ETA-9035, Labor Condition Application (LCA), with the Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.


      • #4
        [B]H1B Application Process[/B]
        [B]Step 1:[/B] (only required for specialty occupation and fashion model petitions): Employer Submits LCA to DOL for certification.
        The employer must apply for and receive DOL certification of an LCA. For further information regarding LCA requirements and DOL's inert process, see the "Foreign Labor Certification, Department of Labor" link to the right.
        [B]Step 2:[/B] Employer Submits Completed Form I-129 to USCIS.
        The employer should file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, with the correct USCIS Service Center. Please see our I-129 Direct Filing Chart page. The DOL-certified LCA must be submitted with the Form I-129 (only for specialty occupation and fashion models). See the instructions to the Form I-129 for additional filing requirements.
        [B]Step 3:[/B] Prospective Workers Outside the United States Apply for Visa and/or Admission.
        Once the Form I-129 petition has been approved, the prospective H-1B worker who is outside the United States may apply with the U.S. Department of State (DOS) at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad for an H-1B visa (if a visa is required). Regardless of whether a visa is required, the prospective H-1B worker must then apply to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for admission to the United States in H-1B classification.



        • #5
          Check link from for

          Student Process Steps: How to Navigate the U.S. Immigration System to Study in United States


          • #6
            H-1B Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Cap Season- Read more about it at this link
            The H-1B program allows companies and other employers in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. 


            • #7
              Originally posted by Ulluri Bhaskar Venkatesh View Post
              Hi All,

              Is it better to apply for H1b or student visa. I want to know successful rate. Please let me know.

              Thank you.
              This year [COLOR=#252525][FONT=arial]H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 reached within the first week of the filing period, which ended on April 5, 2013.

              [/FONT][/COLOR]It's always better to try both options i.e. H1B and Masters program. Read comments in this post for more information.[COLOR=#252525][FONT=arial]


              • #8
                These Government sites are useful to have the correct information -


                The second page gives you details about your rights when you are applying for a temporary worker visa or when you are changing categories so it is worth reading. Be careful about consultancy fraud in relation to the H1B – it happens so you need to be aware of the risk.


                • #9
                  My educational background involve I have done 2 bachelor [1]Bachelor in arts[2]Bachelor in law

                  My future aim is to settle down in usa ----I find education is only mode by which i can get a job in usa and thereby earn salary there. I am from a middle class family and taking a huge loan and coming to usa KEEPING IN MIND THAT I WILL REPAY IT when i get job. After searching i found out that i have 2 option

                  First to do mba from there [which provide me 1 year of opt and 1 chance to apply for h1b]

                  OF IT FIELD IN USA

                  but after some research i found that if i do stem degrees [masters in computer information system] i get 29 month extension and 3 chance of h1b process and i also came to know that most of h1b sponsors are hiring graduate students from IT field especially computers.and it is easy to find a job in IT field comparatively if you done an mba from a university not in top 20 as i cant afford those due to high tuition.Another reason is that as we know that h1b is a lottery so if i do mba and donot come into a lottery than icant work in usa and if i couldnot work in usa i cant pay my loan expenses by working in india and this education dream will be a curse and i donot want to go under that situation But if i choose an masters in computers even if i couldnot get a job in 1 year , i can work in opt and apply for next year due to stem extension.but my case has a demerit i have no IT experience some one told consultancy will solve your issue and make your resume look nice.please guide me showing real picure of usa??as this step will be turning point in my life?How the IT scene in usa ???Does stem student after graduation find a job?As my bachelor is not in computers and simple arts does it have any effect in visa or h1b or when employer looks at resume?Guide as i don't know IT scenario there?Bottom line is i donot want that situation in which i haven given a degree and said go back to india as earning in usa and settling down here is my priority and that is why i am taking education a a medium pathroute to usa in which i found IT field a safe step............................Guide

                  PLEASE SAY IT FIELD REAL PICTURE IN REGARD TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND HI1B for those who have completed their masters in usa?does fresher tag is a setback or consultancy will feel good

                  email me [email protected]