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Book Excerpt: Benefits of an O-1 Visa over an H-1B

Considering the limitations of the H-1B visa, we encourage our clients to consider alternative work visas, such as the O-1 visa. Here is an excerpt from the “O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements” chapter in Giselle Carson’s book Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, which is available for purchase on Amazon. Overview The O-1 visa is especially helpful for highly accomplished athletes, […]

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Are You Eligible for a 10- or 60-Day Grace Period?

The new High-Skilled Workers rule granted new grace periods that those in non-immigrant status may not be aware of yet. You can use your grace period to prepare to begin employment in the country, plan to depart the United States, or take action to extend, change, or otherwise maintain lawful status. However, it is important to note that you are not authorized to work during that grace period. Who is eligible for a 60-day grace […]

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USCIS Proposes to Increase Filing Fees

USCIS has issued a public notice proposing to increase the filing fees for most immigration petitions and applications. The proposed increase is significant and affects petitions filed by employers to secure work authorization of skilled workers. Some of the proposed increases are as follows:

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USCIS Proposal May Increase Strike Zone for Professional Athletes

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed new guidance for adjudicating O-1 visa petitions for athletes and other individuals of extraordinary ability in certain fields.

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