What is the H-1B Visa?
The H-1B is a temporary work visa for employees in a specialized field. This six-year visa is primarily granted to people working in STEM fields or with special technical backgrounds but many other professions also qualify. Candidates must have a college degree (or many years of experience) related to their field of work and the employer must pay a prevailing wage.
H-1B lottery and transfers are simple with Legalpad
Enter a candidate in the H-1B lottery cap or transfer a candidate's H-1B from a previous employer with ease.
Plan ahead for that perfect hire.
85,000 new H-1Bs are issued every year through the H-1B lottery. We guide you through the H-1B lottery process, and if your candidate is selected, we take of the paperwork and complexities of the application.
Get your new hire started right away.
So you found a candidate, but they need to transfer their H-1B visa from their former employer to the new employer. No problem! We handle all of the paperwork so you can focus on your onboarding plan.
We make sure the position and candidate qualify for the H-1B
We collect all the details we need for the H-1B petition in one go
We review the petition together with the labor condition application
We give you the compliance docs to keep for your records
You sign the final version of the petition and we ship it to USCIS
"Legalpad has taken the dreaded H-1B process and made it as simple as posting a new job on a job board."Stewart FortierBanzai
"Preparing the H-1B petition is remarkably easy with Legalpad. The Legalpad team provides a wealth of knowledge about immigration in the workplace and simplifies a complex process for our legal and HR teams using a tech-driven approach." Avalara Legal Team
"Legalpad is the only immigration service that 'gets it.' I've personally had two visa petitions approved with Legalpad which have allowed me to create tremendous value in the US. I simply wouldn't trust anyone else to handle my file." Chris PitchfordAlly
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