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H-1B Visas for SAP, Oracle and Other Software Application Programmers

Large, sophisticated database developers, such as Oracle and SAP, frequently hire foreign nationals to perform programming, development and systems analysis functions.  Sophisticated database management systems and software applications, such as Oracle and SAP, frequently hire foreign nationals to provide various programming and application services, such as:

  • Applications assessment
  • Application upgrades
  • Application re-engineering/enhancement
  • Application Implementation
  • Customized training to end-users
  • Post-implementation support
  • Database management

The experienced Chicago-area employment immigration attorneys at The Shapiro Law Group focus their practice on helping clients, including software application companies such as SAP and Oracle, with their visa and immigration needs as they seek to hire foreign software application programmers an H-1B visa.  Contact one of our knowledgeable employment visa lawyers at (847) 564-0712 to learn more about how we can help you with your H-1B visa with respect to software application programmers.

Oracle is an object-regional database management system that fulfills various back-end IT functions, such as data storage and retrieval.  Due to its sophisticated application tasks, specialized knowledge and skill is required to develop Oracle applications and integrate Oracle applications with other application development platforms.

SAP, an Oracle competitor, uses advanced business application programming to provide enterprise software applications that help businesses evaluate data and information in order to advance their business goals.  For instance, SAP markets enterprise software applications that help businesses with procurement, customer retention, marketing insight, resourcing manufacturing and servicing processes, and product information.

H-1B Visas Requirements for Software Application Programmers

The H-1B visa allows foreign temporary employees, including software application programmers such as those employed by SAP and Oracle, to work in the United States if the following eligibility requirements are met.

  • The programmer’s job position requires a bachelor’s or higher degree;
  • The software application programmer possesses a bachelor’s or higher degree or its U.S. equivalent, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s or higher degree that enables the programmer to perform the position’s duties;
  • The wage offered to the software application programmer is at least a Level 1 prevailing wage, or the actual wage paid to other programmers similarly employed, whichever is higher; and
  • Work with the prospective employer to ensure that the sponsored software developer job position meets the requirements of President Trump’s Buy American/Hire American Executive order.
H-1B Visa for SAP, Oracle, and other Software Application Programmers
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Contact an Experienced Software Industry Immigration Attorney

The knowledgeable Chicago employment immigration attorneys at The Shapiro Law Group have more than 30 years of experience helping clients with their visa and immigration needs, including helping software companies and their employees obtain H-1B visas.  We are familiar with the various software application programmer positions within the software industry and understand the need for foreign temporary employees.  We will work with you to swiftly file the necessary applications with quota requirements in mind.

Contact us at (847) 564-0712 to discuss your employee transfer needs with one of our knowledgeable employment immigration attorneys.

Premium Processing of H-1B Visas

The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services offers a premium processing service that allows employers or employees to pay a $1,430.00 premium-processing fee (in addition to regular filing fees) for expedited processing of their H-1B petitions. In return for the $1,430.00 fee, the USCIS will guarantee processing of petitions within 15 calendar days of receipt of the petition. Applications filed concurrently by dependents of a beneficiary choosing to use the Premium Processing Service will also be processed within 15 days without an additional $1,430.00 processing fee. If the USCIS does not issue an approval notice, notice of intent to deny, request for evidence, or notice of investigation for fraud or misrepresentation within 15 days of physical receipt of a petition, the Service will refund the $1,430.00 fee but will still expeditiously process the case.