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Can Your Spouse or Children Work Under an H-1B Visa?

November 9, 2022
The highly coveted H-1B visa is yours, and you’re ready to begin the next phase of your career journey in the United States. With the H-1B visa, your spouse and children get to join you, but they also want a normal life in this foreign place. Many H-1B beneficiaries are concerned that their spouses and children won’t be allowed to work once in the US. If this is your concern, this guide answers your questions about spousal and dependent employment under an H-1B beneficiary.

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.

A Step-By-Step H-1B Visa Application Guide

October 24, 2022
Applying for an H-1B visa is a complex process. Before you start, it’s wise to understand the whole picture so that you know what each step entails and what you’re working toward. With a clear idea of how all the pieces come together, you’ll move forward in an organized way, which will help you through every part of the H-1B petition process. This guide breaks down each step into a simple, straightforward guide to get you firmly on the path to your approved visa petition.

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?

Is There An H-1B Visa Grace Period?

September 19, 2022
You’ve done everything “by the book,” and you’re in the United States working under an H-1B visa. But, through no fault of your own, you’ve lost your job due to company issues or cost-cutting measures. In the past, this change in employment status meant an instant return to your home country. H-1B visa holders now have a grace period, which we’ll explain in this article.

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.

Avoid These Errors when Submitting your I-765 Application

May 10, 2022
Ambiguities surrounding work permit application are always specific to the category of the immigrant or non-immigrant filing for working authorization. In addition, other issues like providing the right sized passport photos can affect processing times.

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.

USCIS Updates Policy for Certain Non-Immigrant Spouses

March 22, 2022
Spouses of E and L non-immigrant visa types are eligible for work permits in the United States as long as they have the appropriate documentation.
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