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Changing From OPT to an H-1B Visa Status

November 2, 2022
You have many benefits when you’re already in the United States as a foreign student under Optional Practical Training (OPT). But when your OPT is over, and you want to continue working in the country, how can you change your status to an H-1B visa? This short guide explains everything you need to know to move from OPT to an H-1B.

H1-B Visa Transfer Caps: What Are They, and What Do They Mean for You?

September 6, 2022
Not everyone seeking to enter the U.S., change jobs (transfer), or extend their time there on an H-1B work visa is approved.  This article will explain the different cap limits and requirements for each. Knowing which type of visa application fits your qualifications can increase your chances of gaining, extending, or transferring an H-1B visa.

Nonimmigrant Petitions: How to Get an H-1B Visa in a Specialty Occupation

September 6, 2022
Employers in the United States are required to hire from within the country when they have positions to fill. Occasionally, those roles are specialty occupations with qualifications that no one in the U.S. meets or those who do aren’t interested in taking the job.

H1-B Visa Transfer Premium Processing

September 6, 2022
Applying for a visa is a long yet vitally important process. If you’re concerned that your visa may have delays or you won’t meet the cap, premium processing can speed up the approval and increase your chances of getting selected. In this post, we’ll cover everything related to premium processing, including what it is, who it’s best for, and how much it costs.

Tech Companies Want New Rules for Children of Highly Skilled Visa Holders

June 9, 2022
One way to help highly skilled workers who want to move to the United States is to create a more flexible policy for their children to remain in the U.S. past the age of 21.

What is the Path to a Green Card for Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa?

June 3, 2022
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa are more likely to come to the U.S. as refugees or immediate family members, making their path to legal permanent residence different, and less unpredictable, from employment based visa holders.

Tips and Tricks for Work Permit Holders in the U.S.

May 31, 2022
Navigating the job search as a work permit holder can be tricky. Below are some considerations for non-citizens seeking employment in the United States.

Which Petitions have the Fastest Processing Times?

May 24, 2022
In this post, we use the new update on the USCIS processing database to see which petitions have the longest wait time.

USCIS Announces New Work Permit Extensions For Many Immigrant Groups

May 5, 2022
The USCIS has added additional days of work permit validity for eligible non-citizens in the U.S. seeking a renewal.

How do H1-B Annual Salaries Rank in 2022?

April 20, 2022
H1-B salaries have increased drastically from 2010 onward. In 2021, the 50th percentile annual salary of an H1-B worker surpassed the 90th percentile annual salary of a U.S. citizen.
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