We are about 3 months away for the H1B Visa 2014 season to start. Many of you might have the dream to work in America on a visa. Although, there are a variety of visas available to work in America, H1B Visa is one of the most popular visas that are utilized by highly skilled international students and professionals. If you are planning to apply for H1B Visa for this fiscal year 2014, it is good to do some homework and be prepared. As like in previous years, let me share with you all a Sample Plan for applying H1B Visa for FY 2014, with detail list of tasks.
Sample H1B Visa 2014 Plan – Checklist of tasks
Some activities have to be carried in parallel. Just pay attention to the dates.
|Month, Week in 2013||Description of H1B Activity to be completed|
|Jan 1st week – Feb 2nd week||Search and collect information on H1B Visa sponsoring companies. You need to prepare a high level list of companies that have the potential. Read the article : How to Find H1B Visa 2014 Sponsors|
|Feb 3rd Week – Feb Last week.||Due diligence on the H1B Visa Sponsoring companies list that you prepared. You need to drill into details like LCAs filed, Approvals, Denials, etc. Read the article : Things to verify before you choose H1B Sponsor.|
|Feb 3rd Week – Feb Last week||Collect all the documents required to file the H1B Visa petition for this fiscal year 2014. You will need to gather documents like Experience letters, copies of degrees, requesting transcripts, etc.Read article: H1B Visa Petition Filing Check list.|
|Feb 3rd Week – Feb Last week||Discussion with H1B Sponsoring Companies. You need to talk to the companies and get the final offer letters released. Make sure you negotiate with the employers properly . Read below articles|
|Feb Last Week.||By Feb 28th, you need to have a H1B Sponsoring company picked to file your petition. Just put down all the companies list in an excel and rate them on factors like offer, benefits, trust, etc. Talk to someone in the company, like an acquaintance or friend, before you commit to the decision.|
|March 1st week.||Talk to the employer that you have chosen and get in touch with the attorney to get a list of the documents they require. You need to be careful on what you give. DO NOT give any original documents. Read article on What NOT to give to H1B Employer to file petition.|
|March 1st week.||Send out all the documents to your employer. You only need to give copies of documents, no need of any originals. Your employer should have the documents by end of first week.|
|March 1st week||You need to check with your H1B 2014 petitioner , if they need any more documents to file the LCA. They would not need anything. But, make sure they have filed your LCA on time.|
|March 2nd, 3rd Weeks||Check with your employer and attorney, if everything is on track for filing the H1B Visa petition for this fiscal year. They would be dealing with so many H1B cases, just make sure yours is in line as well. Your Job is technically done, just need to follow up.|
|March Last week||This is employer’s task. The H1B sponsoring company would work with mail delivery companies like FedEx, UPS, USPS , etc have the H1B petitions delivered exactly on Monday April 1st, 2013|
Did I miss anything ? Share your thoughts on your experience planning for H1B Visa filing.
You can check out our last year’s H1B Visa 2013 Sample Plan for Filing petition