H1B frequently asked questions

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Chinese students have to overcome many difficulties when studying in the United States, such as keep good work in school and find a good job. However, even if you are a very brilliant student, how to legally work in the US is a huge problem. The H-1B visa (also known as h1b签证) is the most common work visa type for international students. Do you know the H-1B reform (also known as h1b改革) policy recently?

The 3 most confusing questions for H-1B visa:

Q1: My H-1B application was rejected this year. Will it affect my application next year?

A: It depends on the reason of rejection. You can consult with a professional H-1B lawyer to see if you H-1B materials (also known as h1b签证材料) have problems.

Q2: I have H-1B visa and want to change employer. I want to ask when can I start to work during the H-1B transfer process. Do I need to wait until getting my receipt? Can I begin work when my materials were delivered?

A: It depends on your company regulations. The two circumstances you said all are allowed by law.

H-1B transfer also needs your employer to file the application. If your employer is not familiar with the process, you are strongly recommended to seek help from a professional lawyer. If you are in a big city like Ne York, you can easily find such professionals (also known as 纽约移民律师).

Q3: I am a graduate student at a US university. I have found a job and the employer is a non-profit organization. Can I skip the step of H-1B lottery for my H-1B visa application?

A: It depends. Not all non-profit organization meet the immigration department’s requirement to exempt H-1B lottery.

Only organizations that meet the following criteria will be exempted:
1. Non-profit public or private higher education institutions that offer two years or more of education and diploma education;
2. An affiliated non-profit organization affiliated with a higher education institution;
3. Non-profit research institutions and government research institutions engaged in scientific research.

Whatever visa type you hold, the health insurance is very important in the US. Remember to ask for your employer about health insurance before accepting an offer. If your employer does not provide health insurance, you’d better buy suitable health insurance (also known as 美国医保推荐) for yourself.