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Complications for OPT's looking for H-1B, Avoid RFE

Complications for OPT's looking for H-1B, Avoid RFE

If you happen to be a F-1 student facing issues related to your CPT/OPT employment and looking to file H-1B, it is encouraged to narrow down sponsoring Employers and contact their concerned Immigration Attorney.

It's important to get advice on how to avoid RFE inquiries from USCIS at the beginning stages of the filing, rather than waiting until it is too late.

Last year, there were unprecedented numbers of RFEs for Specialty Occupation, hitting H1B candidates at level 1 wages the hardest. There were RFE on Unemployment, OPT/CPT employment to make sure that the students did not abuse OPT or CPT.

A Request for Evidence (RFE) is a common tool used by the USCIS to ask for additional proof in order to make a decision on your case. While many RFE's are simple, lately many RFE’s have become more complicated and taking longer time to respond.

On December 3, USCIS announced its proposal to change the lottery process this year. Employers would register online and provide candidate details. The relative “ease” of registering will likely induce more employers to access the system. In an environment where H-1B petitions are challenged, more RFE's are issued and a significant number of petitions are denied.

Given this situation, to proactively narrow down the Employers and have enough time to prepare robust petition, OPT/CPT Jobseekers are using DesiOPT resume blast feature to quickly reach 2500+ employers, who might eventually sponsor H-1B in April 2019.

Students on F1 visa going through OPT/CPT/H1B phase have many unanswered questions related to Job Search, Career Prospects, Immigration rules etc. To quickly find answers, students are interacting at DesiOPT Forums

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