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What is a Permanent Labor Certification?

December 1, 2022
Throughout your journey to obtain an H-1B visa, you’ll come across the term “PERM labor certification” (PERM). This refers to the permanent labor certification program run by the Department of Labor in the United States. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is the branch tasked with determining if a non-US citizen employee is hirable or whether bringing that person in would prevent a US worker with similar skills from procuring the job. ETA’s response decides if an employer receives a PERM certification. If so, they can move on and extend a job offer to a non-immigrant worker and begin the H-1B petition process.

What to Do if Your H-1B Visa is Revoked

October 20, 2022
Getting your H-1B visa is an excellent step in your career, but what happens if it’s revoked while you’re in the United States? Can you and your family stay in your temporary home if you’re laid off? We’ll explain the laws and requirements about what you need to do if you face a visa revocation or layoff here.

How to Request an H-1B Visa Extension

October 7, 2022
You must file an extension request when you already have the coveted H-1B visa and want to stay past the expiration. The initial validity period is usually three years, but you can stay up to six years and occasionally even longer.

How to File an H-1B Visa Transfer

September 29, 2022
You worked hard to get your H-1B visa to work in the United States under an approved employer. But now, you’re ready to expand your career into other avenues. Can you legally transfer your job while you’re in the country on this visa, and if so, how?

What is the H-1B Visa Annual Cap?

September 26, 2022
USCIS created an annual lottery when the request for H-1B visas outweighs the number available. Does your position fall into the annual cap category? Read on to find out.

How to Get a Green Card With an H-1B Visa

September 12, 2022
If your goal is to become a permanent United States resident by obtaining a Green Card, an H-1B visa is a great place to start. While most U.S. visas don’t permit you to work toward this goal, the H-1B visa, often called a “dual intent” visa, does. This article will cover everything you need to know on the path to your Green Card.

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.

USCIS Adds New Categories for Premium Processing Eligibility

June 2, 2022
The USCIS will be expanding premium processing for select multinational executives as well as NIW applicant self-petitioners.

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.

What are USCIS Goals for Dealing with the Backlog?

April 21, 2022
The new cycle time goals chart released by the USCIS shows the agency’s ambitious goals when it comes to reducing processing times in the next fiscal year.
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