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Migration fintech platform Vesti's work visa SaaS gets 200 H-1B visa candidates selected in the inaugural cohort

April 8, 2024
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Vesti, a leading force in migration fintech, marks a significant milestone with its WorldForce™ initiative. Following the conclusion of the H-1B visa draw last week, over 200 highly skilled African professionals with 13 employer partners  are poised to join the dynamic US technology workforce. This achievement underscores Vesti's commitment to bridging the gap between African talent and US opportunities, fostering economic growth on both continents.

Launched in January 2024, WorldForce™ is a trailblazing initiative with an ambitious goal: empowering 50,000 highly skilled professionals across Africa with their H-1B visa by partnering with medium sized employer partners and ‘big tech’ such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon. The H-1B visa program acts as a valuable gateway for foreign professionals with specialized skills to work in the US. However, securing a visa can be a complex and intensely competitive process, often riddled with bureaucratic intricacies and financial obstacles. WorldForce™ steps in to bridge this gap by providing comprehensive support and expert guidance throughout the entire application journey, empowering talented individuals to navigate the complexities and pursue their American dreams.

"We are incredibly excited to witness over 200 talented Africans preparing to embark on their journeys within the US tech workforce through WorldForce™," says Abimbola Amusan, Co-founder and COO of Vesti. "This milestone achievement stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to empowering African professionals and fostering a collaborative environment where both US and African economies can thrive."

The draws have concluded, with hundreds now selected. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed that they received sufficient electronic registrations during the initial period to meet the FY 2025 H-1B cap. USCIS has completed the random selection process, and Vesti has notified all selected beneficiaries that they are now eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition. The filing period for H-1B cap petitions began on April 1, and USCIS has announced that it will last at least 90 days. Vesti is urging the 200+ Africans through its WorldForce™ to file as soon as possible to avoid potential delays. The next step is to proceed to the H-1B Petition filing stage where their credentials and their employer’s document’s will be submitted to the USCIS for consideration.

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Abimbola Amusan

Vesti takes on the challenging H-1B application process with WorldForce™, offering personalized guidance through immigration attorneys and migration support loans to ease the journey for applicants. Moreover, WorldForce™ fosters economic growth and cultural exchange between Africa and the US, empowering African professionals to contribute to American innovation while supporting their home countries' development and enhancing diversity in US companies. Through innovative technology and financial solutions, WorldForce™ demystifies the visa process and builds a supportive community, enabling African professionals to pursue their American dreams and contribute to a brighter future for both continents.

If you missed this year’s lottery,  2025 WorldForce™ waitlist to stay tuned for updates on the official timeline. We remain dedicated to your global aspirations – join the H-1B 2025 waitlist here.

ABOUT VESTI

Founded by two brothers who immigrated to the United States, the company is backed by both Africa and US-based investors and boasts of a thriving community of dreamers who represent the next generation of builders. Vesti's AI-powered copilot, Miai, is a key component of its comprehensive offering, providing personalized support and guidance to immigrants throughout their migration journey. Through a set of tailored payment products, Vesti delivers hassle-free migration pathways and financial services to immigrants moving to the United States and other top destinations in North America and Europe. Vesti’s vision is to be the go-to legal and financial services platform for the next 1 billion immigrants. The company is on a mission to be the preferred platform for immigrants before they emigrate, providing information, community and ultimately a smooth transition to immigrants.

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