One of the many benefits of having an H-1B visa is the flexibility it brings to your work in the U.S. From its portability to the ability to work toward your green card, it’s no wonder why so many people petition for this competitive visa each year. If you have recently gotten or are scheduled to get an H-1B promotion within your company, here are some things you should know about how it affects your nonimmigrant status as well as your green card.
The H-1B visa is a temporary non-immigrant visa administered by the USCIS. It authorizes U.S. employers to hire foreign professionals for specialty positions. The foreign professional can work and reside in the United States for a specific period of time. Continue reading
In 2011, the USCIS and Obama Administration created incentives to encourage
start-up companies and increase job opportunities. Now, thanks to certain regulations, immigrants from all over the world can come to the U.S. under an H-1B visa as entrepreneurs to bolster the economy and make their business flourish. Continue reading
The H-1B is a highly-coveted visa that can be difficult to get. Because of this, many of those with advanced degrees ask a common question: are it easier to get an H-1B for PhD holders and students? In this post, we’ll go over the H-1B process and highlight the areas where having a PhD may give you the competitive edge you need to work in the U.S.
Many B-1 and B-2 visa holders wish to transfer their status to the H-1B category. A B-1 visa is for temporary business visitors who intend to participate in business activities that are commercial or professional in nature. These may include consultations with business associates, negotiating contracts, settling estates, participating in training sessions, etc. There are instances, of course, in which a B-1 visa holder may wish to transfer to an H-1B. In this post, we’ll explore the B-1 to H-1B transfer process as well as other crucial details for making the switch.
Each month, the Department of State releases a visa bulletin detailing how the final action dates have moved for green cards of all categories. This bulletin is vitally important to the green card immigration process, so we’ve made the data more accessible and included some of our own predictions for the December 2017 visa bulletin.
Whether it is for a prospective job or for a U.S. visa, going through an interview can be a stressful situation. If you need to participate in an E-2 visa interview, it helps to be completely prepared long before you sit down with your consular officer. In this post we’ll answer these questions:
- Who needs to go through the interview?
- How should you prepare for the interview?
- What should you expect from your E-2 interview experience?
- Are there any sample questions?
Some of the people who contribute the most to American culture and society are immigrants from foreign nations. This is especially true in the healthcare field. With thousands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists setting up practices in the U.S., you can see that there is a demand for qualified healthcare professionals. If you are in need of a U.S. work visa for dentists, then here are the most common options and how to go about obtaining them.
TN visas are issued to Canadian and Mexican nationals in order to perform temporary services within the United States for designated professions. In accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the TN visa permits eligible Canadian and Mexican citizens to carry out their occupations in fields like engineering, accounting, science, law, etc.
You may be asking yourself: Why was my TN visa denied? What are the procedures to reapply or seek alternative options? If this is you, keep reading. In this post we’ll explore some common scenarios for a TN visa denial as well as tips for reapplying or seeking alternatives.
Along the road to immigration, there can easily be hiccups. Simple errors can cause rejection while inadequacies can end up in outright denial. However, there is a middle ground in which the USCIS gives applicants the opportunity to supplement the evidence for their case: the Request for Evidence. If you have received an EB-2 NIW RFE, then this post is for you.