USCIS Approves H-1B for Software Engineer

Getson & Schatz, P.C. provides all of the immigration representation to a software company that supplies document and quality management software solutions for life sciences companies. Our software company client came to us seeking help in hiring a new employee for a change of status from F-1 to H-1B for the position of Software Engineer. We prepared and filed a H-1B petition. The first step in preparing an H-1B petition is filing the Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor (DOL). The LCA lists the prevailing wage for that industry and the wages to be paid to the employee. Once the LCA was certified by DOL, we filed Form I-129 along with the H Supplement and Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement. Our firm organized a detailed packet with the aforementioned forms, along with a letter from our client discussing the requirements of the position, and information about the business of the company and the background of the foreign national. USCIS approved the H-1B nonimmigrant change of status petition and our client’s H-1B status will take effect on October 1st. In the meantime, under the H-1B cap gap regulation, the F-1 OPT EAD of the foreign national will be extended through September 30th.

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