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  • L-1 to H-1B Change of Status 2023

    L-1 to H-1B Change of Status

    Posted on March 05, 2024

    Often foreign professionals find themselves in the United States on an L-1 visa and weighing the pros of converting to an H-1B visa for its multitude of benefits. Having an L-1 visa can be highly advantageous to you if you work for a multinational company however many circumstances may cause you to need to change your status from an L-1 visa to an H-1B visa. The two visas do share some similarities but there are distinct differences that would make one better for your situation over the other.  (more…)

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    H-1B Processing Time in 2024: Time to Approval & Reasons for Delay

    Posted on February 29, 2024

    One of the most important parts of selecting the right visa path for you is determining the average processing time. The H-1B visa is highly sought after for a number of reasons, one of them being that it's a dual intent visa but also because of the relatively fast processing time. (more…)

  • H-1B to Green Card: Processing Time, Steps & Options

    Posted on February 29, 2024

    The H-1B visa is especially popular because it is considered “dual intent” which means the visa holder can not only enter the U.S. but also seek lawful permanent resident status (green card status). In this guide, you'll learn the  H1B to green card process including steps for the best chances of approval.  (more…)

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    EB-2 NIW for Pilots: A Guide to Navigating the National Interest Waiver Process

    Posted on February 26, 2024

    The EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) process for pilots is a critical pathway in U.S. immigration law, designed specifically for those in the aviation industry. Pilots seeking permanent residency in the United States can leverage the EB-2 NIW by demonstrating their work's significant national interest. What is EB-2 NIW for Pilots? The EB-2 NIW for Pilots is a U.S. immigration pathway allowing pilots to obtain permanent residency without a specific job offer or labor certification. Pilots must demonstrate that their work significantly benefits the U.S. national interest, showcasing their exceptional skills, training, and contributions to the aviation industry. This process…

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    H-1B Grace Period: 10 Days, 60 Days and 180 Days

    Posted on February 23, 2024

    Losing an H-1B employment opportunity before the agreed-upon period ends can be very stressful. Fortunately, there are protections in place so that you have a period of time to secure alternative employment should an unforeseen termination occur. The 60-day H-1B grace period can be used to find another employer, change visa status, or leave the country to avoid being "out of status." (more…)

  • H-1B Visa Lottery Questions & Answers Free Q&A Webinar Cover Photo

    H-1B Visa Lottery Questions & Answers | Free Q&A Webinar

    Posted on February 22, 2024

    We recently hosted an enlightening webinar focused on the intricacies of the H-1B Visa Lottery, drawing a diverse audience ranging from international professionals to U.S. employers, current H-1B holders, students, graduates, and HR professionals. The session, led by a panel of experienced immigration attorneys, provided a deep dive into the complexities of the H-1B visa process. Key Takeaways Understanding the Lottery System: A detailed explanation of the H-1B visa lottery mechanism was provided, clarifying misconceptions and outlining the selection process. Application Dos and Don'ts: Practical tips on preparing a compelling H-1B visa application, including documentation and timelines, were shared. Employer…

  • h1b revoked and layoffs

    H1B Revoked & H1B Withdrawal: Complete Guide

    Posted on February 22, 2024

    If you've had your H-1B visa unexpectedly revoked you may not know what your options are or the next steps to remain in the United States. While it may seem daunting there are ways to overcome an H-1B withdrawal it and still find employment in the country.   (more…)

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    H-1B Master’s Cap: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Odds

    Posted on February 15, 2024

    As we enter the H-1B visa 2024 cap lottery season, U.S. employers and their attorneys are busy preparing their registrations and enter the annual H-1B lottery. One way to make your registration stand out in the H-1B 2024-2025 season is to enter the H-1B master's cap degree exemption, a separate lottery for those who possess advanced degrees from eligible U.S. institutions. The master's degree route gives individuals a better chance of being selected for the H-1B visa because there are only a limited number of visas available each year. It may sound simple, but there are precise requirements to follow…