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What to Include in Your Physician NIW Attestation Letter Request

September 1, 2023
National Interest Waivers are an ideal way for individuals to skip the job sponsor requirement of a foreign work visa. However, qualifying for these coveted documents can be challenging as you must meet rigorous criteria.

FAQs for the National Interest Waiver

July 31, 2023
The United States offers several avenues for foreign nationals to work and live within its borders. One such option is the National Interest Waiver (NIW.) The NIW can open doors to exciting opportunities in the U.S. However, it is a complex process that requires a thorough understanding in order to successfully secure a visa. This blog post addresses some frequent questions about the NIW and provides valuable tips for a successful application. Our FAQ format will answer your most pressing questions and provide clarity on whether this option is suitable for you.

How Changes in Immigration Policies Are Likely to Affect the H-1B Lottery in 2024

July 25, 2023
If you’ve been paying attention to the H-1B visa petitions this year, you’ve seen the headlines about the record-setting FY 2024 lottery numbers. However, US Citizenship and Immigration Services attributes this high number to fraudulent attempts of registering multiple registrations of the same individuals. This significant issue heavily impacted the lottery system this year, causing USCIS to review and reform registration processes. But since new data shows that more than 75% of H-1B registrations amongst the individually filed petitions would’ve been rejected anyway, a deeper problem runs through this system. How is USCIS addressing the visible issues from FY 2024’s lottery? Read on to find out.

Can an Artist Get a National Interest Waiver?

July 4, 2023
Artists play a significant role in our society, enriching our lives through creative expression. However, obtaining the necessary work visa to pursue their careers in the United States can be a daunting task. Many artists face the challenge of meeting the stringent requirements for a National Interest Waiver (NIW.) In this blog post, we'll explore whether it's possible for an artist to obtain an NIW and the steps they can take to increase their chances of success. So if you're an artist looking to bring your talent and skills to the United States, keep reading to learn more!

New USCIS Measures to Combat Fraud in H-1B Processing

June 30, 2023
FY2024 was a landmark year in H-1B lottery registrations. USCIS received the most it has ever had in history during the initial registration period, including those who qualified for the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). But there was a downside to this landslide: The number of fraudulent petitions also exceeded historical records, and USCIS has taken this year as a learning experience, implementing new measures to combat fraud in the future.

Physicians and the National Interest Waiver: What You Need to Know

June 29, 2023
Occasionally, a foreign national with exceptional ability is able to bypass the strict requirements of most work visas and enter the United States under a National Interest Waiver. This is done through an application under an EB-2 second-preference employment category, which applies to professionals in fields such as art, athletics, business, and healthcare. However, meeting the highest standards as a physician can be challenging. We have the details here to help you successfully navigate the process of obtaining an NIW in the medical field.

What a Notice of Intent to Deny Means

March 23, 2023
When you file for an H-1B visa, the process is always high-stress. Will your application get chosen in the lottery? If so, will the petition get approved by USCIS? Your future job position hinges on those yes answers, but lately, many applicants are receiving an “Intent to Deny” instead of a yes or no. What does this mean, and how can you avoid getting this dreaded response? Read on to find out.

Requirements for the H-1B Visa

September 6, 2022
The application process to obtain an H-1B visa is cumbersome and expensive. Before you start, you should verify that you meet the requirements first. This article will walk you through the time components, as well as costs, workflows, and screening assessments. When you know what’s involved in the process, you can decide whether this visa is for you.

Patents and the NIW Application

March 29, 2022
Patents are not easy to come by, but if you have one and are applying for a NIW, such intellectual property can strengthen your overall case and speed up adjudication time.

Applying to Become a U.S. Citizen with a Disability

January 6, 2022
Applicants with genetic disabilities that prevent them from learning English and/or Civics might be exempt from this portion of the naturalization exam. For more information, be sure to see some of the questions asked in the N-648 form, covered below.
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