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VISANOW’s Immigration Services Help H-4 Dependent Spouses Receive Work Authorization in United States

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VISANOW, which has already successfully processed tens of thousands of visa applications, manages the form I-765 process, making it easy for individuals and their employers to apply for work authorization

CHICAGO, March 23, 2015 — VISANOW, a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S., announced that its service can be used by qualified spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in the United States. The company, which has successfully processed tens of thousands of visa applications for individuals and employers is advising business clients to consider the H-4 expansion in their employee retention plans. VISANOW is also advising eligible H1-B visa holders considering filing an LPR application to factor in the benefits of the H-4 visa if they have a spouse. VISANOW’s staff is trained to help people determine if they qualify for, and then complete, Form I-765.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimates the number of individuals eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years.  Applications can be filed on May 26, 2015 but not before.

Eligible H-4 dependent spouses must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with supporting evidence and the required $380 fee in order to obtain employment authorization and receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

VISANOW has staff with expertise in these visa types to help businesses and applicants navigate the process, ensure all required documentation and paperwork is complete, and file the application on the official submission date. VISANOW has prepared an explanation of the expanded H4 visa to help individuals and businesses understand the benefits and who is eligible. Individuals interested in speaking directly with a Form I-765 advisor can call VISANOW Family Services at 855-960-5413; employers can call VISANOW’s business account team at 312-922-9038.

“This new option from USCIS will benefit both individuals and companies,” said Dick Burke, president and CEO of VISANOW.  “Spouses no longer have to sit on the sidelines, and employers now have the opportunity to add talented workers without having to go through the H1-B process.  This will help American companies attract and retain great people, improving their overall competitiveness. VISANOW is ready to help anyone going through this process.”

Focused on individuals and small to medium businesses (SMBs), VISANOW streamlines the tedious and confusing visa application process by automatically gathering required information, forms and documents from both the sponsor and applicant, then dynamically generating a complete, accurate and personalized application. This unique combination of automation, transparency and high customer touch offers an unparalleled user experience, helping clients save time, money and stress. Since inception, the company has processed tens of thousands of visa applications with a greater than 95 percent approval rate.

 About VISANOW

VISANOW is a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S. that integrates the best of both people and technology to provide cost-effective, transparent visa application services. Its patented online process guarantees fast response times, easy access to case information and comprehensive customer support. Since inception in 1998, the company has assisted tens of thousands of immigrants, business people and international travelers. More information is available at www.VISANOW.com.