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Overview of the Three-Prong Method for National Interest Waivers

July 10, 2023
Obtaining a visa to work and live in the United States is challenging, especially if you intend to file for permanent residency once you’re settled into your new country. The process is quite lengthy and can take years (or even decades) for some people, depending on their situation. But if you qualify for a National Interest Waiver, much of this wait time and headache is eliminated. The key to successfully receiving this coveted document is to pass the US government’s three-prong method, and we’ll explain what that includes here.

USCIS's Policies on the New Virtual Signature for H-1B Visas and Other Petitions

February 3, 2023
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is the government agency responsible for processing visa applications for foreign nationals. It can be a challenging and time-consuming process. The process became even more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Should an H1-B Worker Consider an HSA?

January 10, 2023
As an H-1B worker, you’re entitled to many of the same benefits a US citizen would receive under the same employment role. This includes the opportunity to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA). HSAs are designed to help you pay for any medical expenses you accumulate during your time in the United States. Should you consider an HSA while you’re here? This article explains what a Health Savings Account is and when it may be beneficial for your temporary stay in the US.

Here is When the 60 Day H-1B Grace Period Starts

January 4, 2023
Entering the US under an H-1B visa can be an exciting step on your career journey. But what happens when you lose the job that provides your reason for being in the country? The good news is that, unlike popular myths, you have a grace period of 60 days to find a new job or another way to stay where you are. When does this grace period start, and how does it work? We have the information you need to know here in this short article.

H-1B Visa Minimum Salary Information

December 22, 2022
Foreign workers wishing to relocate to the United States for employment under an H-1B visa must meet particular requirements. One of these criteria is a minimum salary. How much does an H1-B worker make, and how can you qualify for this work visa? Read on to find out.

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.
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