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    H-1B Visa 2023-2024 Cap Season: The Definitive Guide [Updated 1/31/23]

    Posted on January 31, 2023

    The H-1B Visa 2023-24 cap filing season is right around the corner. It's time to look at the H1-B visa lottery season, including H1-B registration, requirements, and potential changes. With many new changes to the H-1B 2024 lottery, there are only a few short months left before filing. Use this guide as your one-stop shop for all your H-1B visa 2024 information, news, and updates. It's essential to stay informed about the latest updates and changes to the H-1B visa process, as the rules and regulations can vary from year to year. Stay ahead of the game and increase your…

  • Concurrent Processing for I-539 and I-765

    Concurrent Processing for I-539 and I-765 Reinstated for H1B and L1 Spouses

    Posted on January 23, 2023

    The Department of Homeland Security settlement in Edakunni v. Mayorkas has "returned to bundling the adjudication of I-539s (application to extend/change nonimmigrant status) and I-765s (application for employment authorization) for H-4 and L-2 derivatives along with the underlying I-129 when these forms are filed together." The processing change goes into effect as of January 25, 2023. Background on the Issue Before March 2019 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services would adjudicate an H4 petition and the EAD application simultaneously as the H1B petition from the spouse. Premium processing was also available and cut processing time down to 15 days. When…

  • February 2022 visa bulletin

    February 2023 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Posted on January 18, 2023

    One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as "How long will it take for my date to be current?" and "Can I speed this process up?" We provide regular monthly updates on the most recent visa bulletin, analyze the date movements, and predict upcoming months to help answer these questions. This month, we'll go over the February 2023 visa bulletin. (more…)

  • 221g

    What is Section 221g? White, Pink, Blue, Yellow Slips Explained

    Posted on January 16, 2023

    Individuals who want to travel to the United States on a visa undergo a rigorous process before the U.S. approves them. One of the steps in the process involves attending a visa interview at the U.S. consulate or embassy in the home country. During the interview, the immigration official will review the documents provided with the application and questions to the visa applicant. By the end of the visa interview, the consular officer will either issue the visa or issue a denial. If you receive a section 221g refusal, do not panic because there's still hope for a visa. (more…)

  • EAD vs H-1B Cover Photo

    EAD vs H-1B: All You Need to Know to Make the Decision

    Posted on January 16, 2023

    Globally, a highly sought-after goal is working in the U.S. There are numerous ways to contribute to the American workforce, and the EAD and the H-1B are two. Knowing how these two tools of immigration relate can be vital to your efforts to work in the U.S. Here are the pros and cons of the EAD vs. H-1B that will help you to make the right decision and learn about the critical differences between the two. (more…)

  • eb1c for managers

    EB1C Green Card for Foreign Executives and Managers: Process, Requirements, Tracking

    Posted on January 16, 2023

    With so many international companies doing business in the United States, managers, executives, and other senior personnel often choose to move permanently to the United States to oversee operations using the EB-1C green card. Many of these individuals consider attaining a green card to minimize the issues often related with having to renew their nonimmigrant status or due to the fact that they want to remain in the United States and become citizens. Based on this scenario, the EB-1C green card may be the best option. However, before you make a decision, it is always advisable to consult your immigration attorney…

  • H-1B Sponsorship For Small Companies

    H-1B Sponsorship by Small Companies: Everything You Should Know for Your Business

    Posted on January 16, 2023

    The H-1B visa is available to anyone who gets a specialty job with a U.S. company. However, even if a company technically qualifies for the H-1B, not all situations are the same. For small businesses, there are some hurdles that need to be overcome before committing to this visa path for a worker. For workers, it is important to know these hurdles to effectively choose an employer that can see the process all the way through. In this post, we'll address the main question, "can a small company sponsor an H-1B visa?" (more…)

  • form i 130a relatives

    How to File Your I-130a Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary with I-130

    Posted on January 13, 2023

    One of the wonderful things about being a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is that it grants you the ability to petition for eligible relatives to join you in immigrating to the United States. Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, is what you'll need to file in order to establish the relationship between you and your relative so they can obtain a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). In this guide, we'll go over the process to complete Form I-130 and I 130A.  Once USCIS receives and approves your petition, the eligible relative will be able to apply for lawful…