Immigration Blog

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. One of the most interesting of these is the O-1 visa. What’s so great about the O-1 visa? Here is an excerpt from the “O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements” chapter in my book Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, which is available for purchase on […]

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Check Out This H-1B Flowchart and Get Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about the Process

To answer all of the questions we’ve been receiving, we’re sharing our H-1B flowchart to give you a simple overview of a complex process. You’ll find it below, but before we get to that, let’s tell you what we know — or at least what we’re pretty sure of: Will there be an H-1B lottery this year? We expect that, yes, there will be another H-1B lottery this year based on historical data, demand patterns, […]

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Use This Handy Checklist to Help You Get Ready for the H-1B Cap Filing Season

To start to give you some peace of mind and make this process go as smoothly as possible for you, we have created an initial checklist of documents and information that employers and employees should be gathering now.  Download the checklist.

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Webinar: Preparing for the FY22 H-1B Season

This webinar will break down: the registration process (if there is one), the H-1B cap process (and application of the new rule, if there is one), overcoming current challenges,  F-1 students and cap gap, and more! It will take place on Thursday, January 28 from 2-3 pm. Mark your calendars, and be on the lookout for a signup email in the near future.

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USCIS Conducts an Unprecedented 2nd H-1B Cap Lottery: What It Means for You

On August 14, 2020, without notice or warning, USCIS conducted an unprecedented second H-1B cap lottery for FY2021. Here’s what made the second lottery possible.  After the initial lottery, certain employers chose not to file some of their selected H-1B cap petition(s). This resulted in unused H-1B visa numbers. The second lottery selected candidates from the remaining, previously unselected registrations. How did it work? USCIS uploaded new Registration Selection Notices to the USCIS Online Accounts. […]

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Can I Keep Someone with an Expired H-4 EAD Employed?

Considering the delays, challenges, and exemptions with work authorization extensions of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), employers are asking if they can keep certain workers employed with an expired EAD. If the person’s EAD has expired and they do not yet have the new EAD or another valid, acceptable document to present for verification, they may not be able to continue working. However, there are some exceptions.  All U.S. workers must present acceptable documents to prove […]

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