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200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3150
Miami, Florida 33131

The H-1B Visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. A specialty occupation is defined as one requiring theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor including but not limited to biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as a minimum, except for fashion models, who must be of distinguished merit and ability.  H-1B Visas are normally approved for three years and can be extended for an additional three years.
Basic Requirements:

1.A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent which is related to the job offered;

2.A job offer from a US employer;

3.Salary offered must meet the prevailing wage for the occupation;

Please note that the H-1B is employer specific.  Any change in employer or in job duties requires amendment to original petition or filing of a new petition.

Filing Process:

Client must provide all personal information as follows:

1.An updated resume;

2.Copy of Bachelor’s (or higher) degree with English translation, if necessary;

3.Copy of University transcripts

4.If no Bachelor’s degree, letters from previous employers conforming experience

5.Complete name, address, date of birth, place of birth, social security number and copy of  I-94 card, if available.  This includes for any dependants in the US whose visa status needs to be changed;

Information required from Employer:

1.Complete name, address, telephone and fax numbers;

2.Date business was established and EIN number;

3.Description of business activity;

4.Number of employees;Number of H-1B employees;

5.Are there any employees in position similar/or same as that offered to alien; if so, what is their salary;

6.Gross and net income of company;

7.Job title for prospective position;

8.Detailed description of job to be performed;

9.Proposed salary to be paid to individual;

10.Name and title of individual signing forms on behalf of the employee.

Initiation of Filing Process -- Steps:

1.Obtain prevailing wage request from State of Florida 

2.Preparation of labor conditions application (LCA)

3.Preparation of employer’s letter and USCIS forms to be executed by the employer

4.Upon receipt of items above, the case is ready for submission to USCIS. 

Please contact our office at (305) 722-8015 for additional information about our immigration services or to schedule a consultation.
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Same Sex Marriage
Family Based Residency
Immediate Relative Petitions
• Marriage Cases
• Nonimmigrant Visas
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L-1A  Visas
TN Work Visa
• Appeals
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• K-3 Marriage Visas

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• Child Support
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• Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
• Modification of Child Support
• Alimony
• Child Custody/Visitation
• Annulment
• Equal Distribution of Marital Assets and       


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• Boat Accidents
• Wrongful Death
• Product Liability
• Slip and Falls
• Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
• Trucking Accidents
• Inadequate Security
• Insurance Bad Faith
• Airplane Accidents
• Medical Malpractice
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The Law Firm of Casais & Prias
Immigration and Family Law Office

200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3150
Miami, Fl. 33131
Phone: +1 (305) 722-8015
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