H-1B Petition Approved for Science Teacher

Getson & Schatz represented a preparatory school in the process of sponsoring an individual for an H-1B visa status for the position of Science Teacher. The client was a citizen of the Philippines who had previously been in the United States in J1 Status and was subject to the 2 year home residency requirement which he fulfilled prior to being sponsored for H-1B status. In order to obtain an H-1B visa, the job must be in a specialty occupation and the petition must be submitted by the company not the employee. Our Philadelphia immigration lawyers filed an I-129 Petition for consular processing which received a 2014 H-1B cap number.  The Petition included a letter we drafted for the school providing background information about the school and discussing the nature of the position.  The Petition also included evidence of his professional credentials to satisfy the position requirements, namely his academic records and an evaluation report of an education credential evaluator to establish that he earned the equivalent of a US Bachelor of Science Degree.   After considering all of these factors, USCIS approved the Petition for an October 1, 2013 start date.

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