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Extraordinary and Outstanding Immigrants – the EB-1 Visa

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

Although the Employment Based (“EB”) categories may change with the new CIR bill introduced just several weeks ago, there is no guarantee that the EB changes or the bill in its entirety will pass. Therefore, it’s necessary to still consider the immigration options as they are. The EB-1 visa is … Continue reading Extraordinary and Outstanding Immigrants – the EB-1 Visa

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CIR’s Startup Entrepreneur Visa

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The discussion and debate around the proposed Immigration Reform bill continues. One of the positive talking points, especially in Silicon Valley, is around the possibility of a startup visa. Titled “Investing in New Venture, Entrepreneurial startups and Technologies,” it provides path(s) for those seeking both temporary (nonimmigrant visa) and permanent … Continue reading CIR’s Startup Entrepreneur Visa

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H-1B and the New CIR Bill

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

It’s been about two weeks since the Gang of Eight’s “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” was presented before the Senate. . In this article, we will explore the specific provisions that affect H-1B visas. It’s important to note that these provisions are not yet … Continue reading H-1B and the New CIR Bill

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Gang of Eight’s New CIR Bill

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

On Tuesday, April 16, the Gang of Eight, comprised of four Democratic and four Republican members of Congress, introduced an eight hundred page Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”) Bill. This bill has just been reviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today on April 22, and given the reactions by the media, … Continue reading Gang of Eight’s New CIR Bill

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H-1B Visa Extensions

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

While the H-1B quota for the fiscal year 2014 is over, it is significant to note that those foreign nationals already in the US on H-1B visas are exempt from the annual quota. Therefore, USCIS will continue to adjudicate H-1B visas so far as they relate to extension and transfers. … Continue reading H-1B Visa Extensions

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H1-B Visa Cap Reached, Possible Lottery

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

Just as we and many other sites have predicted, the H1-B visa hit its cap on Friday, April 5th, just a mere four days since the opening date on April 1st. Even before this year’s H1-B visa application season opened, there was talk of a possible lottery. USCIS, the government … Continue reading H1-B Visa Cap Reached, Possible Lottery

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Entrepreneurial Visa Options

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

The H1-B Entrepreneur It is very much possible to hold a managerial position of a company you helped establish with a H1-B visa. On August 2, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and USCIS announced many immigration initiatives designed to boost the economy. The most notable one included a … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Visa Options

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The H-1B Visa Explained

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

Comprehensive Immigration Reform could include a doubling of H-1B visas. The H-1B visa numbers for the year 2013 remain the same. Our previous blogs have discussed this and the Washington Post reported the same earlier last week, This post will discuss the H-1B visas and their significance to the US … Continue reading The H-1B Visa Explained

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The Problems with Current Entrepreneurial Visa Options

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

Stanford University hosted an event as part of their Entrepreneurship Week on Sunday, March 3 that was packed with 200 students looking for ways to get visas and green cards in order to jumpstart their ventures. As an immigration expert, Ms. Khandelwal shared her knowledge on the dos and don’ts … Continue reading The Problems with Current Entrepreneurial Visa Options

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NEW I-9 FORM FOR EMPLOYERS

Author: Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

USCIS has announced a new I-9 Employment Eligibility Form, found here. This form is required for all employers when hiring in the United States, and this new form can be used immediately; employers who fail to use this new Form may be subject to penalties as enforced by Immigration and … Continue reading NEW I-9 FORM FOR EMPLOYERS

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