HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING SELECTED FOR THE NEXT H-1B LOTTERY…AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED: THE STEM OPTION
The next H-1B quota for the 2016 year will open in April of 2016. Last year, approximately 30% of all bachelor degree holders qualified, along with 50% of master degree holders.
How to Increase Your Chances of Being Selected:
Have as many employers sponsor you as possible. The more petitions filed, the better your chances. Note that part time employment is possible.
Sponsor yourself by establishing a U.S. company that would sponsor you.
Work in Guam-no quota exists for Guam employment.
Acquire Australian, Singaporean or Chilean nationality-such nationals are not subject to the quota.
Work for a college or university or organizations affiliated with a college or university-these employers are not subject to the quota.
Work for non-profit research organizations-such employers are not subject to the quota.
If you are Mexican or Canadian, you are eligible for a treaty visa that covers certain
The F-1 STEM (A Great Option) Graduates from U.S. colleges or universities with STEM degrees are now eligible for up to 29 months practical training work authorization post graduation. A regulation is pending that would increase the authorization to 36 months or 3 years. If you do not have a degree from a U.S. institution, why not go back to school and obtain a U.S. degree in a STEM field?
Visa Lottery: 55,000 immigrant visas are available for over a million expected applicants.
O-1 visa for applicants that are extraordinarily accomplished in their field
J-1 Exchange Visa
Labor Certification-immigrant visa (green card) sponsorship will take a minimum of 1 year, and you are not permitted to work during this time. Quota waiting times are at the lowest in years.