H-1B Extension Approval for Accounting Firm Petitioner in Baltimore, MD and Staff Auditor Beneficiary from Trinidad & Tobago
CASE: H-1B Visa Extension Petition
PETITIONER: Accounting Firm in Baltimore, MD
BENEFICIARY: Staff Auditor from Trinidad and Tobago
Our client is an accounting firm in Baltimore, MD. They contacted our office in March 2016 to seek legal assistance from our office for their foreign employee’s H-1B extension. The beneficiary obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and completed his MBA program in the United States. The proffered position for the Beneficiary is a staff auditor which qualifies as a specialty occupation. We argued that this position a “specialty occupation” because the minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or its equivalent. Moreover, our office helped this employee’s initial H-1B case in 2013 and it was approved by the USCIS.
Once retained, our office promptly filed the H-1B visa petition with various supporting documents on May 11, 2016 via the regular processing service. Eventually, our client’s H-1B application was approved on December 22, 2016. His H-1B is good until September 13, 2019.