We want to share the story of Kornchai, who applied for an H-1B visa and was not chosen in the lottery the year before last, even though he had a U.S. master's degree in information technology. Still, we managed to work together and find another solution to get him a way to stay with his company and in the U.S.
EY Studios is a U
company comprised of a
team of designers, developers and account managers. They work with online-selling brands to make sure the performance of their eCommerce is fully optimized and it draws consumers into an immersive experience as well as it promotes sales. In order to achieve this, they create a tailored design for each
based on data and complex algorithms. This means that they need very specialized and knowledgeable staff to meet the needs of their clients. Kornchai is one of their employees
a computer engineer from Thailand specialized in Magento computer programming.
He joined the team on a OPT (Optional Practical Training) visa as a Web Developer
after his graduation from a U.S. master's degree program and the company wanted him to stay with them because he had knowledge of Magento, which is a
rarely used computer language.
Unfortunately, because of the limited H-1B cap and a quota system that is too low for professionals,
his first H-1B application was not selected in the lottery
, even though he had an advanced degree.
immigration lawyer they had hired
did not offer
any other avenues available but
the company sought a second opinion from us.
We evaluated the case and proposed
a path to a green card
so that Kornchai could stay in their team on a permanent basis and
are happy to
report a happy result for both the company and
Kornchai. You can find out more about the amazing work that EY Studios does