24 Nov H-1B Cap Petition approved in 10 days without Premium Processing
H-1B petition was filed with the Vermont Service Center for one of the remaining FY-2010 cap numbers. Individual is working for Company in connection with F-1 Optional Practical Training Work Authorization valid through February 2010. Change of status from F-1 to H-1B was granted to begin the date after the expiration of the EAD card. The position was for a Biostatistician and the foreign national has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Our Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers obtained an indpendent degree relevancy evaluation which was provided to USCIS to demonstrate that the coursework of the degree related to the job duties of the position. Mechanical engineering students take courses in advanced mathematics, in design of experiments, in analysis of experimental data and in statistics which are all used to perform the job duties of the Biostatistician position.