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Facts and Processes About the H-1B Visa

November 16, 2022
The H-1B visa is a popular document in great demand by foreign workers and US employers who wish to hire them. The steps to take to obtain this visa are straightforward, but the process is anything but simple. Here are the facts about this visa and what you need to know before you begin the application process.

Why H-1B Visa Workers Are Needed in the US and How You Can Help

November 4, 2022
Although the United States' employment rates aren’t 100%, the country still seeks out foreign workers. On the surface, the concept might not make sense — until you dig deeper and see that these positions are in skilled fields in which there’s a critical shortage in the US. 

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.

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.

Adjustment of Status Report Summary for Q1, 2022

April 12, 2022
The report for Q1 of 2022 shows that the U.S. has a high level of newly admitted arrivals from Asian and African countries, and also points to well known trends with regards to Mexico, India, and China.

New Policies Initiated Under Biden for Non-immigrants

March 3, 2022
Over the past year, there have been significant developments for non-immigrants in the U.S., including spouses of H1-B holders. These changes are meant to improve the efficiency and fairness of the U.S. immigration system.

What is Green Card Recapture and Does it Matter?

February 2, 2022
Green card recapture has been implemented before in the early 2000s. By freeing up more immigrant visas and reducing backlogs, this procedure also allows some non-citizens to file for an adjustment of status more swiftly.

USCIS Expands Criteria for National Interest Waiver (NIW) Candidates

January 26, 2022
The USCIS has expanded their NIW criteria for highly skilled individuals in the science and technology fields. Those applying for an NIW can forgo the Department of Labor’s lengthy certification process.

J-1 Visa Exchange Student Difficulties of Staying in the U.S.

November 11, 2021
J-1 exchange visitors often have difficulties remaining in the U.S. and pursuing legal residence after graduate school. However, some options are available to aid in this process so exchange students can eventually become legal permanent residents.

Tips for Green Card Holders Currently Outside the U.S.

October 20, 2021
If you have been outside of the U.S. for longer than a year as a green card holder, you are still a valid LPR. However, here are some tips for navigating the re-entry process hassle-free.
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