The O-1A is a work visa for those with extraordinary achievement in science, education, business, or athletics. Download a PDF of the flowchart.Continue Reading
Jacksonville was one of five local USCIS field offices selected to implement a new InfoPass appointment pilot program. Some information about the program conflicts with our actual experience with the system, so we wanted to share our tips for making and going to your appointment. Not all appointment types are currently accepted. The Jacksonville office is temporarily not accepting InfoPass appointments for information services. You can only schedule appointments for document services (such as passport […]Continue Reading
The US Supreme Court upheld the third, re-engineered version of President Trump’s travel ban by a vote of 5 to 4. This decision will add another brick to the invisible wall creating negative disruption to businesses, families, and our country’s prosperity. We already had and now will have an enhanced “extreme vetting” process for all visa processing. The United States has some of the most comprehensive visa screening procedures in the world, which include identity, security, and […]Continue Reading
The answer depends on a number of factors. What type of petition have you filed? Is your current visa expired? Are you changing employers? Download this FAQs PDF to learn more.Continue Reading
Want to Hire Someone but Their EAD Has Expired? There May Be Hope!
You’ve completed the arduous process of finding the perfect candidate for the job. This person fits the bill perfectly. Beyond having the necessary skills and experience, this individual also has the right personality and attitude to fit into the team seamlessly. Better yet, everyone agrees that this candidate is the one! Now comes time for the onboarding process. You’re filling out the Form I-9, and then it happens. You’re presented with an EAD, but it’s […]Continue Reading
If you are an F-1 student who has recently graduated and are in post-competition optional practical training (OPT), you may have a gap between when your F-1 or OPT status ends and your H-1B status will begin, if selected. Fortunately, USCIS has a policy in place that can allow you to stay, and often continue working, in the United States while you wait for news on your H-1B filing. You must: Be the beneficiary […]Continue Reading