USCIS Bans 13 US Companies from Applying for H-1B Visas

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a list of thirteen US companies that have been debarred from applying for H-1B applicants for a certain period. These companies are considered willful violators, meaning that they have knowingly violated or broken the legal guidelines, principles, or laws implemented by the US Government to regulate the H-1B visa program.

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of USCIS maintains the list of these companies, which are listed below.

H-1B Debarred/Disqualified List of Employers

Company Name

Address

Willful Violator

Debarment Period

Advanced Professional Marketing229 East 21st Street New York, NY 10010

Yes

8/1/2014 to 7/31/2015

Amreli Technology Solutions LLC17530 NE Union Hill Rd. Redmond, WA 98052

Yes

1/31/2014 to 1/30/2016

ASAP America, LLC DBA ASAP America1501 US Highway 441 North, Suite 1706The Villages, FL 32159

Yes

7/31/2013 to 7/30/2015

DigiBlitz Technologies Pvt. Ltd.3976 University Drive Suite 350 Fairfax, VA 20300

No

10/1/2014 to 9/30/2015

DTP, LLCd/b/a Digital Transaction Processing16000 Christensen Road, Suite 130 Seattle, WA 98188

Yes

12/10/2013 to 12/9/2015

Gunderson Sweetwater, MD., P.A.8410 W. Thomas Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 138 Phoenix, AZ 85037

Yes

10/1/2014 to 9/30/2016

RMJM Group Inc.132 W. 31st Street 6th Floor New York, NY 10001

Yes

10/1/2014 to 9/30/2016

Xcel Solutions Corp.254 Route 34 Oakdale Plaza #3 Matawan, New Jersey 07747

Yes

10/1/2014 to 9/30/2016

Supreme Tech Solutions, LLC (Krios Technology Group LLC)8306-B Old Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22182

Yes

12/31/2013 to 12/30/2015

Rudell & Associates, Inc.11-11 40th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

Yes

10/29/2013 to 10/28/2015

Marathon Health Care Corporation443 Winthrop Street, Basement, Unit 4B Brooklyn, NY 11203

No

9/1/2014 to 6/31/2015

Life Nutritionales LLC1501 US Highway 441, North, Suite 1706 The Villages, FL 32159

Yes

7/31/2013 to 7/30/2015

Jai Mataji, LLC1206 Piedmount Hwy. Cedartown, GA 30125

Yes

10/29/2013 to 10/28/2015

H-1B Visa Rules & Regulations for US Employers

Employers that hire H-1B workers must adhere to the following rules and regulations.

  • The employer must pay the minimum prevailing wage, as determined by State Employment Agency rules or other approved standard guidelines.
  • The recruitment of the H-1B worker must not adversely affect the working conditions of US resident employees in similar jobs.
  • There must be no current strike or lockout involving the prospective H-1B worker’s position at the workplace.
  • The employer must provide employee a notice of filing of the Labor Condition Application.
  • H-1B workers must be treated equally and provide with equal benefits as US workers.
  • The employer must maintain documents for public examination.
  • The employer must pay for reasonable cost of transportation for the employee to return his/her home country if he/she is terminated prior to the end of the authorized employment period.

Employers of H-1B employees may also be required to file amended H-1B petitions as a result of the Simeio Solutions decision.

For more information about the H-1B visa, visit our H-1B Visa Guide.