If your company in Utah relies on overseas talents, you have to master the process of securing the H1B Visa for your non-immigrant employee’s temporary work permit in the United States. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, provides clear-cut guidelines on how to apply properly and make everything smooth sailing.
However, many businesses still don’t get it right. Either they lack personnel familiar with the process or they don’t really pay much attention to the ins and outs of this visa application, these enterprises suffer one way or another because they fail to have the people they need for the project due to rejection.
If you’re planning to file for an H1B Visa in Orem, Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. says not to commit these common mistakes:
Filing with the Wrong USCIS Service Center
First and foremost, you have to file the petition at the correct service center based on the location of your employee’s work. The USCIS has two Service Centers: in California and Vermont.
If the work is located in Utah, then you have to file the petition with the California Service Center. If your employee needs to work and attend training in different states, you can determine the correct Service Center the location of your company’s headquarters. Visit the USCIS to know which states fall under the California or Vermont Service Center.
Using a Non-Bounded Courier
You can’t just send your petition any way you want it. The only acceptable delivery methods of the USCIS are through the USPS and Bonded Private Couriers, such as FedEx and UPS. If you hand-delivered your petition to the Service Center, or send it through a cab or use any non-bounded courier service, you would be denied.
Also, your H1B Visa application must reach the site of the Service Center—not just the P.O. Box. This would help ensure your petition gets delivered on a timely manner.
Making the Payment Incorrectly
Apart from paying all the necessary fees, you must the correct mode of payment. You can only pay through check or money order, using a bank or any financial institutions located in America and payable in United States currency.
In addition, it should be payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure no delay in the process of your visa application.
The process for H1B Visa application is fairly straightforward, but nevertheless, it has to be followed properly. Remember: the H1B Season doesn’t run all year, so a rejection can prevent you from having the non-immigrant workers you need on time.