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Your Benefits as an H-1B Visa Holder in the US

January 24, 2023
Out of all the visa categories available for foreign citizens, the H-1B is easily the most popular. The benefits begin with who you can bring and how you can travel, but they extend well beyond the immediate advantages. What can you expect to receive as an H-1B beneficiary in the United States? We have the answers right here.

Saving for Your Child's College While You're On an H-1B Visa

January 13, 2023
When you’ve brought your children into a foreign country for your career, you want to ensure their education doesn’t suffer. If you’re in the US under an H-1B visa, you likely have the income to help your children attend top schools and save for their college education. But in the United States, tuition isn’t cheap. It’s important that you start a savings fund as early as possible. Which one is the best for an H-1B visa beneficiary? This short guide explains your options and the pros and cons of each one.

Foreign Physicians and the H-1B Visa

January 12, 2023
Individuals who qualify as skilled in “specialty occupations” may work in the US under an H-1B visa. The role of a physician falls into this category, as do other jobs that require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Physicians who wish to pursue this avenue for their next career path easily meet the “specialty occupation” component, but there are other criteria USCIS requires. This article will discuss everything you need to know as a foreign physician hoping to practice medicine, participate in medical residencies or fellowships, and care for patients in the United States.

NAFSA and H-1B Holders

January 6, 2023
The H-1B visa program is designed to bring skilled workers in various industries to the United States to fill gaps in employment. One of those industries is education, and employers and employees attempting to use the H-1B program often connect through NAFSA. The National Association of Foreign Student Advisers was established to promote and structure the professional development of US college and university officials who lead foreign students. If you’re in this field and considering using an H-1B visa, you should understand more about how NAFSA may play a role in your future.

Can an H-1B Holder Vote While in the US?

December 30, 2022
The H-1B visa is a highly sought-after document because it affords foreign workers many benefits. But the beneficiary remains a citizen of their home country, even though they’re working and living in the United States. As such, certain rights, such as the right to vote, isn’t cut-and-dried for H-1B holders. Are you allowed to vote, and how does it work? We have the answers to your questions right here.

Everything You Need to Know About the I-485 (Adjustment of Status)

December 20, 2022
When you enter the US on an H-1B visa but decide to work toward your green card, you’ll need to apply for an Adjustment of Status (AOS). This process lets you stay in the country as you complete and wait for your application’s determination, even if your visa expires while your results are pending. What’s involved in the AOS process? Read on to find out.

What's the Difference Between an H-1B Visa and a Green Card?

December 9, 2022
If you’re trying to get to or stay in the United States, but you’re not a citizen, you’ll need documentation that permits this action. But this document varies for each person. Two of the most common types of legal authority that do this are the H-1B visa and the Green Card. They’re often used in the same context but perform different roles. Understanding the two helps you determine which one is right for you and your family.

Companies That Often Sponsor H-1B Visas

December 7, 2022
Companies need to think outside the box when it comes to recruiting, hiring, and retaining top talent in today’s tech-driven world. Many businesses recruit new hires and employees through visa sponsorship programs. The sponsorships allow an extended stay to foreign workers who might otherwise not be able to work in the US. 

Preparing for Your Green Card Interview

November 30, 2022
Obtaining your green card is crucial when you want to stay in the US permanently. In addition to complex paperwork, you’ll also need to pass an interview at a USCIS field office, US consulate, or embassy nearby. Preparing for this interview will help you feel more comfortable when you’re talking to the officer. This guide walks through what you need to know before you head to your interview.

How Many Times Can You Apply for an H-1B Visa?

November 18, 2022
The H-1B visa affords the holder many rights, such as the ability to enter the United States, where they can live and work for up to six years in three-year increments. It's also a dual-intent visa, and holders can begin the steps to apply for a Green Card while in the US under an H-1B visa.
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