移民局人员来访时应该如何应对?

June 13, 2019

从今年6月10日起,美国移民局开放了2020财年所有受配额限制的H-1B的加急申请。申请者可通过向受理中心提交I-907表格来要求进行加急服务。需要注意的是,没有提交境内转换身份的申请人,将不会获得Cap-gap,申请人必须在境外领事馆取得签证,以H-1B身份返回美国。因此,不在境内转换身份的申请人,需要特别注意自己的工作时间不能超过OPT许可的时间段。提交境内转换身份的申请人,应尽量避免在H-1B审理阶段出境,否则境内转换身份的请求将视为放弃,其Cap-gap也将被取消。

 

移民局实地调查

自去年以来,美国移民局加大了对各公司的实地调查力度,意在验证H-1B和L-1这两种最常见签证申请信息的真实性。

美国欺诈侦查和国家安全局(FDNS)的调查员可能会通过以下方式来验证雇佣关系的真实性:

  • 检查签证申请时提交的验证信息,包括一些支持性材料;

  • 验证支持申请的公司确实存在;

  • 检查支持申请的公司的公共记录和信息;

  • 检查文件,问询相关人员确认签证申请者的工作地点,实际工作地,小时数,薪资和工作内容;

  • 和申请者当面交谈问话。

在实地调查后,如果FDNS的官员认为该雇主或雇员对公司信息,雇员工作内容和资质,或任何和签证申请有关的实质性材料没有如实呈报,将可能启动反欺诈调查,并最终可能导致签证被撤销,还会对该公司所有外籍员工的签证均造成影响。

 

如果必要的话,该调查可能将递交给移民和海关执法局(ICE)进行管辖,并可能会对雇主和雇员进行民事及刑事处罚。如果雇员被认定为移民欺诈,则将被永久拒绝入境。因此对于雇主和雇员来说,确保所有的签证申请是准确和真实的,并且始终符合签证申请的法定要求十分必要。

 

若不确定来访人员的身份,或对方未出示相关证件时,可要求对方出示证件之后再配合进行调查。

另外需提醒大家,在H-1B被批准之后,涉及到身份转换,雇主应当重新填写I-9表格。更多关于I-9表格填写的问题,尽请关注我们近期的文章。

 

无论您是雇主或者雇员,如果您对该如何应对移民局的检查有任何困惑的地方,预约免费咨询,我们来帮您解答!

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