Crucial Paperwork for Foreign Worker Visas


All employers must realize that they are competing for a limited number of “open spots” available for foreign workers under the H-1B program administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). But small companies and start-ups should expect particular scrutiny of their H-1B applications because of concerns about the proper management, use, and classification of foreign workers.

Smaller employers are commonly faced with numerous requests for evidence (“RFEs”) if their applications are not painstakingly thorough or if there is even minor discrepancies in their documentation. Any failure to supply requested information can trigger USCIS alarms about possible fraud.

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