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H-1B Visa Extensions

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Startup Act of 3.0 – a Path to Citizenship for Entrepreneurial Immigrants

In the midst of all of the CIR, yet another piece of legislation has entered the fray. The Startup Act of 3.0 is finally getting some traction in Congress, with its recent introduction in the House of Representatives and Senate. Introduced by a group of legislators led by Senator Jerry … Continue reading The Startup Act of 3.0 – a Path to Citizenship for Entrepreneurial Immigrants

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Potential Changes to the H1-B Visa

April 1, 2013 marks the day USCIS will start taking H1-B Visa applications for the next fiscal year. As this date approaches amidst the Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”) debate, the question of how much CIR will change the H1-B visa process comes up. The Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, a … Continue reading Potential Changes to the H1-B Visa

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USCIS to accept H-1B petitions w.e.f April 1st 2013

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will start accepting new cap-subject H-1B petitions with effect from Monday, April 1, 2013. Employers looking to hire a foreign national in the US in a “specialty occupation” may sponsor their H-1B visa. Specialty occupations are those that require, at a minimum, a … Continue reading USCIS to accept H-1B petitions w.e.f April 1st 2013

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