SOURCE: VISANOW

VISANOW

May 27, 2015 09:57 ET

VISANOW Launches Online App to Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Determine Eligibility for Employment

"H4 Qualifier" Cuts Through Complex & Confusing Process to Quickly Determine Eligibility

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - VISANOW, a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S., has launched H4 Qualifier, a new, free online tool to help spouses of H-1B visa holders quickly determine their eligibility for employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. The short questionnaire is free and can be completed in less than three minutes with results provided immediately.

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security extended eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimates the number of individuals eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years. Applications are being accepted now.

"With a Ph.D., an MBA and a certification in the Java programming language, my wife is qualified for finance, marketing and IT jobs," said Raj Ganesh, a VISANOW client. "Her interest is to get a job as a Research Analyst or Research Journalist and with this new program she can. VISANOW made it easy for us to go through the process."

Eligible H-4 dependent spouses must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with supporting evidence and the required $380 fee in order to obtain employment authorization and receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The H-4 Qualifier makes it easy for applicants and/or spouses to quickly determine if they meet the basic eligibility requirements, open their case and file the application.

"Think of the benefit to U.S. companies from an increased pool of educated, talented and motivated workers who are now potentially able to secure employment in the U.S.," said Dick Burke, CEO of VISANOW. "VISANOW makes the very first step in that process -- determining eligibility -- as simple as a few clicks of the mouse. For those who meet the requirements, our online application system makes the rest of the process a snap."

In addition to the H-4 Qualifier, VISANOW has prepared an explanation of the expanded H4 visa to help individuals and businesses understand the benefits and who is eligible. Individuals interested in speaking directly with a Form I-765 advisor can call VISANOW Family Services at 855-960-5413; employers can call VISANOW's business account team at 312-922-9038.

Focused on individuals and small to medium businesses (SMBs), VISANOW streamlines the tedious and confusing visa application process by automatically gathering required information, forms and documents from both the sponsor and applicant, then dynamically generating a complete, accurate and personalized application. This unique combination of automation, transparency and high customer touch offers an unparalleled user experience, helping clients save time, money and stress. Since inception, the company has processed tens of thousands of visa applications with a greater than 95 percent approval rate.

About VISANOW
VISANOW is a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S. that integrates the best of both people and technology to provide cost-effective, transparent visa application services. Its patented online process guarantees fast response times, easy access to case information and comprehensive customer support. Since inception in 1998, the company has assisted tens of thousands of immigrants, business people and international travelers. More information is available at www.VISANOW.com.

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