USCIS Approves H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa for Employee of Financial Services Corporation

Getson & Schatz, P.C. received approval for an H-1B Petition filed by a U.S. Corporation that provides money transfer services to members of the community. The Corporation contacted us for legal assistance in hiring a new employee for a change of status from F-1 to H-1B for the position of Financial Analyst.  Our firm assisted the corporation to clearly explain the nature of its business as well as the nature of the Financial Analyst position to USCIS in a supporting letter and to prepare and file an I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker with H supplement.  The first step in preparing the H-1B petition was to file a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor (DOL) following a determination of the prevailing wage for the position and the posting of the required notices.  The LCA lists the prevailing wage for the proffered position and the wages to be paid to the employee. Once the LCA was certified by DOL, we filed Form I-129 with H supplement clearly explaining the detailed financial analysis and strategic planning that the employee would be required to perform to maximize efficiency and productivity that could only be learned at the bachelor’s level.  The duties of the position involved developing audit criteria and procedure to make sure that all transactions are paid by the customers, that the transactions are delivered and received by the recipients, and that all transactions comply with the bank patriotic acts (against money-laundering & other illegal activities).  We also provided extensive evidence regarding the bona fide nature of the Company’s business.  USCIS approved the H-1B nonimmigrant change of status petition.

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