In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by Lynda Hagerty, our Chief Legal Officer for Excellence at Alcorn Immigration. We talk all about the H-1B lottery and we’ll be covering everything you need to know to tackle the H-1B lottery in 2023. If you have not started already, your preparation begins now!
Whether you’re hearing about it for the first time, you’re new to HR and it’s your first time for your company or you’re just trying to figure out what’s next, the H-1B is an opportunity for a company to sponsor a foreign national employee for a professional position and get work authorization. The trick with the H-1B is the first time you secure it, you have to go through this whole lottery process, which only has a very small window. If you think this is your next step, listen in to know more about what it entails to apply for one.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Overview: timeline, sponsorship, job qualification, wage rates
- Types of specialty occupations and examples of jobs that have pushback on
- Education requirements and exceptions
- Who is the H-1B best for?
- The best next step to pursuing a green card and how the process works
- Benefits of the H-1B
- Eligibility of companies in order to participate
- How the electronic registration system works
- Your odds in the lottery process and processing trends
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- What H-1B and other immigration changes are ahead this year?
- Upcoming webinar: Part 2! H-1B Lottery in 2023!
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