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If you are visiting the US on a nonimmigrant visa and wish to stay longer, it is possible to file an extension, but there are restrictions.
Question. The employers attorney is suggesting filing a Motion to Reopen/Reconsider on the H1 transfer denial. New employer wants me to continue working in the meanwhile. I started working for them when we filed the H-1 transfer petition. Should I continue working?
Answer. You ...
Public access files
In accordance with8 C.F.R. 655.760(a), employers of H-1B nonimmigrants must create and maintain public access files for each H-1B employee.
The public access file must be created within one working day after the day the LCA is filed with the DOL. The file mu...
Beginning May 1, 2014, new enhancements to the automated system have enabled travelers to retrieve their I-94 arrival/departure record for the past 5 years. Your Most Recent I-94 as Evidence of Lawful
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the part of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for monitoring the US borders, and for enforcing US laws and regulations relating to immigration, international trade and other relevant areas.
CBP has recently announced the automa...
Who qualifies for a TN visa?
The Trade-NAFTA (TN) visa is available to citizens of Canada and Mexico who qualify as professionals under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Citizens ofMexico andCanada may apply to work in a professional occupation for aU.S. employer i...
Immigration has again become one of the more contentious issues among the presidential primary candidates. Immigration laws are overdue for an overhaul, making the views of the man or woman entering t
USCIS announced May 26, 2015 as the date that some H4 dependents will be eligible for their EAD (Employment Authorization Card). Here's who qualifies: Eligibility based on I-140 approval Does your spo
Even if your employer’s H1B petition was selected for review by USCIS in the H1B “lottery,” it may be advantageous to apply for STEM OPT extensions, where appropriate. STEM OPT F-1 students who have c
Question. We are hiring a H1B worker. We are concerned on the three year term. Does this mean that if we, for any reason, lay her off, we are obligated to provide her with full salary for the remaining term of the employment?
Answer. Term of the employment is determined by your...
When a person is already in the U.S. and is employed while in valid H-1B status, they are allowed to change employers if the new employer files a change of employer petition.Upon the filing of an approvable petition, the person may begin working for the new employer.This scenari...
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