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H-1B Workers and F-1 Student Regulations Under Review

October 25, 2023
One of the most popular work visas, the H-1B, has always had strict requirements to get and keep its validity. But now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to amend some of these requirements and oversight. The proposed rule affects H-1B specialty occupation employees and F-1 students who have filed H-1B Cap Subject Petitions. What does this rule include, and how might it affect you? We’ll break it down here.

New Requirements for H-1B Workers Changing Worksites

August 21, 2023
Foreign nationals highly covet the H-1B visa because of its many benefits. In addition to working in the United States, visa holders can bring their families, own and rent homes, and engage in most activities a US resident completes. But with these advantages comes a list of requirements the beneficiary must meet during their stay. Those terms, such as the employer and workplace listed on the H-1B visa documentation, can only change by USCIS approval. The latest requirements regarding H-1B workers changing worksites clarify how this is accomplished.

Changing Addresses and Other Statistics When You're on an H-1B Visa

February 16, 2023
You might not have realized it, but when you accepted your new H-1B visa (or sponsored an employee for one), you entered a contract with the United States government. The details printed on that contract, including the employer’s name and location and the employee’s place of residence, must stay the same throughout the visa’s validity period. If something changes, it’s your responsibility to update USCIS — and they have the right to decide if your visa is still valid after those changes have occurred. This guide explains what you need to know to change your address and other statistics when you’re on an H-1B visa.

Worksite Inspections for H-1B Visa Holders

January 23, 2023
When you employ or are an H-1B foreign worker, you can expect to have a USCIS official at your place of employment at least once during the visa’s active period. Worksite inspections are common and ensure the conditions set when the visa was granted remain in place. But what does “place of employment” mean, and what will the official look for during that inspection? Read on to find out.

How to Complete an H-1B Amendment for a Location Change

October 24, 2022
When you’re approved for an H-1B visa, all may be going well on the job, but sometimes, hiccups like location changes are out of your control. Your employer is expanding or relocating and wants you to go with them. However, since you’re working in the United States under a visa with specific criteria attached to it, you must follow the steps to complete an amendment for a location change. It’s not too complicated, and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know right here.

What to Do When Your H-1B Transfer is Denied

October 4, 2022
The denial rate for H-1B transfers has steadily risen over the past few years. If you want to avoid having yours denied, or you’ve submitted it, and it already was, read this guide. We’ll show you the most common reasons for rejections and how to overcome them and get your transfer approved or find alternatives.

Implications of Home Visits for H1-B Visa Holders

January 4, 2021
H1-B visa holders who are working remotely might be interrupted by a USCIS official in a potential home visit, or through videoconference. The agency states it is making sure such visa holders are in compliance with the law.
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