H-1B Services We Provide

The process of filing an H-1B visa petition is challenging. Before beginning your H-1B application, experienced attorneys at our firm will consider your specific situation and evaluate every immigration option available to you, whether as a petitioning employer or a prospective alien employee. If our analysis determines that it is feasible and advantageous for you to apply under the H-1B classification, we’ll be willing and able to facilitate your application.

If you’re interested in a case evaluation at no charge, feel free to send us your information by e-mail to freeevaluation@hooyou.com, or by fax to (713) 771-8368. After reviewing your materials, we’ll advise you on the course of action we believe to be best for you.

After you retain us for your H-1B case, our seasoned attorneys will facilitate your application by taking the following steps:

  • Obtain the prevailing wage determination for the job position from the National Prevailing Wage Center (NPWC); if it’s in your interests or if the data are otherwise unavailable, obtain the prevailing wage determination from a private survey agency.
  • Guide you as you collect all the information and documentation required for the H-1B petition, as well as, if applicable, those required for H-4 visa applications for the beneficiary’s dependent spouse and children.
  • File a Labor Condition Application (LCA) via ETA Form 9035 & 9035E with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and obtain approval.
  • Complete requisite U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) forms and documentation, including Form I-129.
  • Draft a persuasive petition letter outlining the employer’s perspective and compellingly demonstrating its need of the prospective alien employee.
  • And finally, submit the comprehensive, reviewed H-1B petition package to USCIS.
  • Thereafter, we’ll keep in touch with USCIS as your case is evaluated, and keep you apprised of developments throughout this waiting period.
  • In the event USCIS makes a request for additional evidence on your pending case, we will respond to the request promptly, submitting the additional documentation required within the timeframe stipulated.
  • As soon as USCIS makes a final determination on your H-1B application, we will promptly inform you of the result.

H-1B Premium Processing

USCIS has typically offered a premium processing service for H-1B applications. For an extra $1,225, USCIS guarantees a decision within 15 business days of receiving a petition.

If and when this service is reinstated, and if you’re interested in taking advantage of the quick adjudication, one of our experienced attorneys will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your situation via an e-mail or telephone consultation. If we determine you’re eligible and well-situated to apply for H-1B status, we will complete and file your H-1B petition within three business days of receiving all required documentation from you, in effect consolidating the above procedures into a short, intensely focused duration of time.

Our experienced immigration attorneys are here to guide professionals through the complicated H-1B application process, and minimize any and all confusion or challenges. We understand how important an H-1B visa is to you, whether as the employer or the prospective employee. Our seasoned staff and yearslong track record of success make Zhang & Associates the natural choice to facilitate your H-1B petitions.

For more detailed information on the H-1B category, including minimum requirements and USCIS policies, refer to the following links:

General H-1B Topics

H-1B Articles


Updated 04/26/2017