Envoy’s online guide is a comprehensive tool for businesses and employees to research and find the answers to their H-1B and global work authorization related questions
Chicago, IL – January 31, 2018 – Envoy, the technology leader in global immigration and workforce mobility, announced today the launch of its H-1B Lottery Resource Center and the release of its H-1B Visa Cap Survival Guide.
Envoy’s H-1B Visa Cap Survival Guide provides an overview of the H-1B visa and a detailed timeline and checklist of employer responsibilities. The guide also includes case studies of companies that successfully went through the petition process – including Asurion, who used Envoy’s technology to sponsor employees for H-1B, L-1, Green Card and Global Work Authorization visas.
Updated weekly, the H-1B Visa Lottery Resource Center walks visitors through the process of applying for an H-1B visa, from filing the initial petition to responding to RFEs and navigating application extensions. The resource center also features articles on potential alternatives to the H-1B visa including the F-1 OPT STEM Extension, the J-1 Visa and the L-1B Visa.
Although the H-1B visa cap remained steady at 85,000 between 2017 and 2018, policies initiated under the Trump administration are causing the application process to be more difficult for both employers and foreign nationals who are seeking H-1B visas.
According to Envoy research, strict criteria regarding an applicant’s education, the company’s job description and rate of pay for the position can cause applications to be contested or denied. Further complicating matters, as noted in the H-1B Visa Cap Survival Guide, the number of days before the USCIS reaches its fiscal year H-1B Visa Cap has fallen dramatically–from 72 days in 2013 to only five business days in 2018.
“The H-1B visa application process has so many moving parts that the smallest oversight can cause a company to lose out on a great employee, in spite of their qualifications,” said Mahi Inampudi, Envoy’s Chief Product & Technology Officer.
“Our technology removes the guesswork of global workforce mobility, but without a proper understanding of the H-1B visa process, companies will be unable to maximize their talent,” Inampudi said. “With this content, our people and our technology, Envoy bridges the gap between employers, employees and ever-changing immigration regulations.”
Founded in 1998, Envoy is the technology leader in global immigration services. Envoy combines expert legal representation — for both inbound and outbound immigration — and proprietary technology, making it seamless for companies to hire and manage an international workforce. This platform empowers companies to acquire the best talent regardless of where they are in the world, mobilizes employees around the world to take advantage of business opportunities, and enables the management of their entire global workforce. Envoy has handled more than 30,000 cases and served more than 2,000 customers in a broad range of industries.
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