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USCIS Issues Reminder to Foreign Students

Foreign Students Alert – Students who travel abroad during a cap-gap extension period may not return in F-1 status. They will not be able to return to the U.S. until they obtain an H-1B visa stamp at a consular post abroad. Therefore, the earliest they might reenter is 10 days prior October 1, 2011, and should plan to travel accordingly. For Q&A’s regarding this issue, click on the attached link. USCIS Q&As     

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Considerations When Sending Workers Abroad

I recently gave a presentation on international employment and global talent migration at the African Business Summit, held at the University of North Florida on September 17, 2010.  In that presentation, I addressed the complex issues involved in sending employees to work overseas.  In today’s economy, international assignments are increasing as companies expand their global presence.  Sending employees to work abroad can be expensive and the experience often has a high failure rate.  Poor planning […]

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Tips to Applying for an L Visa

In today’s modern marketplace, businesses are expanding across the globe, often with branches or offices in many different countries.  Employers looking to transfer foreign employees within the company from an office abroad to the United States might wish to take advantage of the L-1A or L-1B visas.  Below are some things you should know as you navigate the L Visa process.  Employees applying for an L-1 visa must have worked for a related company abroad for […]

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Travel Tips For Foreign Nationals – Tip #2

Start your visa application early – If you need to obtain a visa at a post abroad, plan ahead.  Most consulates are very busy during the summer and holidays, and appointments may not be available on short notice.  Visit www.usembassy.gov and familiarize yourself with the procedures of the post including documentation requirements.  You can learn about visa wait and processing times at the State Department’s Travel Information website. Please note that these times are only […]

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Travel Tips for Foreign Nationals

This month, we continue our series of travel tips with some advice dedicated to foreign nationals.    For many foreign nationals living and working in the United States, the summer is a popular time to travel back to their native countries and renew their visa paperwork.  If you are traveling abroad to renew your visa paperwork, here are a couple of helpful tips to facilitate the process:   Have a valid passport – Your current passport […]

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Travel Tips For Foreign Nationals – Tip #1

For many foreign nationals living and working in the United States, the summer is a popular time to travel back to their native countries and renew their visa paperwork.  For these individuals, gaining entry back into the U.S. is growing more and more challenging as the process to attaining an approved visa application is becoming more complicated and the wait times are increasing.  Given the increasing difficulty, foreign nationals should be prepared for their current […]

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