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I have a US masters degree in Accounting. If I got a job as a QA Analyst can the company apply for H1-B for me. The company develops financial software and the requirements for the job says tax and payroll expertise required and bachelors in computer science or Accounting or Business management required. What will be the chances for H1-B approval for this scenario if this company applies for my H1-B. Can I apply as a masters candidate instead of bachelors candidate.

Thanks in advance,
Erina

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Hi,

If the company states that the minimum requirement is a master's degree, then the prevailing wage is increased, and the company will be required to pay you a higher salary, i.e., a salary that U.S. workers with master's degree are paid in the geographical location where you will work.

H1B can be successfully filed with a minimum requirement of bachelor's degree in specified fields; therefore the petition should be approved with bachelor's requirement.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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