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H-1B Approval for University Soccer Coach

June 2022

BRAVLIN LAW FIRM is pleased to announce the approval of an H-1B visa petition for a University Soccer Coach. The issue before the USCIS was whether the position of University Soccer Coach qualifies as a specialty occupation.

The key in responding to the USCIS's concern is to establish the complexity of the position in question and explains how the proffered position goes beyond coaching, which is only a small part of the overall duties and responsibilities. The petitioner explained in detail why the proffered position should not be treated like a "little league coach", which clearly would not require someone with a bachelor's degree in a specific field (e.g., sport management) to perform.

For the position in question, a qualified candidate must manage the budget, student athletes' health, conditioning, recovering, as well as personnel management of trainers and supporting staff, etc. The above example illustrates the complexity of an H-1B visa and how effective legal representation can assist an employer in achieving its mission. Please call us if you have any questions regarding H-1B, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Practice area(s): Immigration


PARTNER Mr. Lin has been working in the immigration field since 1992. Mr. Lin has worked on countless highly complex immigration matters ranging from corporate mergers, successor in interest, crimmigration, H-1B, E-2, and all aspects of immigration law. Mr. Lin served as a Special Assistant A...


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