H-1B Portability

H-1B Portability (i.e., Changing H-1B Employment to a New Employer)What is H-1B portability? Before October 17, 2000, H-1B employees who wanted to change employers had to wait until the USCIS approved the new employer’s H-1B petition before the employee could  →

I-140 Portability

The  Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), codified in Title 8 of the U.S. Code and its accompanying regulations, sets forth a three-step process by which an alien living in the U.S. may become a permanent resident based on an employment  →

H VISAS – Temporary Workers

H VISAS – Temporary Workers H-1B Persons in Specialty Occupation: The H1B visa program is the primary method for employers to recruit & hire international professionals to work in the USA. The H1B visa enables U.S. employers to hire foreign  →

H-1B Visas

US Visa H-1B VISAS OVERVIEW The H1B visa program is the primary method for employers to recruit & hire international professionals to work in the USA. The H1B visa enables U.S. employers to hire foreign professionals for an initial period of three  →

P VISAS FOR ATHLETES, . . . UNIQUE ARTISTS

P VISAS FOR ATHELETES, ENTERTAINMENT GROUPS AND CULTURALLY UNIQUE ARTISTS The P visa categories, P-1, P-2 and P-3, are reserved for those aliens who will be coming to the US to perform in athletics or entertainment, and who do not  →

J1 Waiver

Visa USA J1 Waiver J1 Waiver Details A J1 visa holder who is subject to INA §212(E) must either return to his or her home country upon expiration of the J1 visa or obtain a J1 waiver before he or she may  →

J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR VISAS

US Visa J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR VISAS The exchange visitor (J) nonimmigrant visa category is provided for persons who are approved to participate in exchange visitor programs in the U.S., under provisions of U.S. immigration law. This means that before you can apply  →

O-1 Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

US Visa O-1 Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture  →

H-3 Visas for Trainees

US Visa H-3 Visas for Trainees An H-3 visa is for a temporary worker invited to the U.S. by company for the purposes of receiving training or instruction.  The purpose of the training program must be one that is not designed primarily  →

H-2B Visa – Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers

H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers The H-2B nonimmigrant program permits employers to hire foreign workers to come temporarily to the U.S. and perform temporary nonagricultural services or labor on a one-time, seasonal, peakload or intermittent basis. The H-2B visa classification requires  →