Immigration Blog

Foreign Nationals: Things You Should Know Before Travelling Abroad

Many foreign nationals travel abroad and renew their visas during this time of year. This process, however, is becoming more challenging, restrictive, and time-consuming with COVID still raging around the world. In January, the Biden Administration reinstated COVID-19 Travel Bans from Brazil, Ireland, the U.K., and the Schengen Area. Additionally, they added South Africa to that list. Travelers physically present in the affected countries will be banned from entering the U.S. until the ban is […]

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Answers to the Most Common Business Immigration Questions from HR Professionals

In celebration of a brighter future, I am starting a new section dedicated to answering questions that I receive from our clients. This way, you can open the newsletter and see what other similarly situated professionals want to know — answers to questions that will also help you! Here is the first question and answer, based on ongoing shifts on our workforce:     What Is the Impact of Furloughs on Our Nonimmigrant Employees? Furloughs (or unpaid […]

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What You Need to Know about This Years’ Cap-Gap and H-1B Cap Petitions Pending Adjudication

We are happy to report that we have begun to receive receipt notices for some H-1B FY2021 cap-subject petitions! Below are answers to FAQs to help employers and their F-1 cap-gap students continue to plan for the H-1B cap-gap. Have receipt notices from the Vermont Service Center come in yet?  No. We’re still waiting for the receipt notices for the H-1B cap petitions filed with the Vermont Service Center (VSC), which has reported having issues […]

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Why Is the I-94 So Important?

Simply put, an I-94 record contains all of the most important information related to a nonimmigrant’s stay in the United States, including detailing how long they can remain in the country and what kinds of things they can do while here.  Moreover, it serves as proof of their lawful admission to the United States. If this form contains errors that aren’t noticed until too late, the person holding it and their employer can find themselves […]

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H-1B Visas Are Going, Going… Gone

With the option of obtaining a cap-subject H-1B visa off the table, you may wonder: what options are available to employers seeking work visas for skilled foreign nationals? What should the plan of action be for professionals seeking an employment visa? Download our quick guide to alternative work visa options to consider below. You can also learn more details about these work visas in my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options […]

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H-1B Visas Are Going, Going… Gone

With the option of obtaining a cap-subject H-1B visa off the table, you may wonder: what options are available to employers seeking work visas for skilled foreign nationals? What should the plan of action be for professionals seeking an employment visa? Download our quick guide to alternative work visa options to consider below. You can also learn more details about these work visas in my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options […]

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