Immigration Blog

Tips and Approaches for the New H-1B Cap Season

USCIS just announced the new electronic registration process for H-1Bs in 2020.  With the new process, employers will first provide general information about the company and each potential H-1B worker (and pay a $10 registration fee) starting on March 1st — beginning the process a month earlier than previous years. Conceptually, I think electronic registration is a good idea. And expecting that the process would change, we began to prepare for the changes and H-1B […]

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The Importance of Certified English Translations

How important is it to get Certified English Translation of your documents? Very. More and more, USCIS has been issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) if translated documents do not fully comply with regulations. The types of documents they’re targeting vary, but have included birth certificates, diplomas, transcripts and more. What are those regulations? “…all foreign language documents must be accompanied by a full English language translation and a […]

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Immigration Tips from Giselle’s Presentation at the Coleman Roundtable

Giselle was recently invited by a client to snowy and beautiful Minnesota to participate in a Business Roundtable hosted by the distinguished Coleman Law Firm, LLC. There, she shared insights and practical advice on current immigration issues – primarily H-1Bs. Here are some of the key points. The process is a rollercoaster. Celebrate every win. The current cap of 65,000 H-1B visas needs to change. The adjudicatory process over the last two years has been […]

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What Are the Options Beyond the H-1B?

Unfortunately, some new H-1B petitions will not be accepted this year or might not get approved. I explore the options beyond the H-1B with my clients. But I’m so passionate about helping our clients achieve their immigration goals that I took the time to write a book about it. My book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, is designed to help readers understand the most […]

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FAQ – H-1B Visas Going…Going…Gone. Now What?

Alternative Work Visas to Consider  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 for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, available on Amazon. Download Now

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EAD Extension Delayed? How to Know If You Qualify for an Extension

EAD extension delays are now a common occurrence, but many qualify for an automatic extension. The extension begins on the EAD expiration date and continues for up to 180 days unless the renewal is denied. To qualify, you must fulfill the following requirements: Have a pending and timely filed application to renew your EAD before it expires (except for certain employees granted Temporary Protected Status); Have the same eligibility category on the EAD and the […]

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