Would Living in US, Increase H-1B Visa Approval Chances?


Here’s an interesting question from a reader about H-1B visa approval chances.

I am graduating in May 2009 (master’s) and working on pre-completion OPT. My company filed my H-1 in regular quota (as I’m still not a graduate by April 1, 2009). I submitted my first I-20, OPT I-20, EAD card, license, 10th and 12th mark sheets, and bachelor’s degree transcript.

Now, will my filing in regular quota and being still in the U.S. help me in getting my application approved? I didn’t receive my receipt number from my employer. Since there’s no lottery for this year, how come there’s still delay in receiving my receipt no.? Please reply ASAP, I am so eager to know the answers.

H-1B Approval Chances

Riz, first of all, by just living in the U.S. will not increase your approval chances. In the current economy and latest cases of H-1B visa fraud, USCIS is had increased the scrutiny in processing visas, carefully looking for more fraudulent activities in H-1B visa applications.

Because of these, applying for H-1B visa through an employer who has good credentials will get your application approved.

If in case there happens to be a query (RFE) on your, H-1B visa petition, your company should take care of the problem.