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Can I Get a Document Notarized Remotely?

Many immigration documents require notarization. This helps deter fraud and ensure proper execution. However, it can be difficult to physically appear in front of a notary under social distancing orders. Thankfully, in Florida and many other states, you now have a new option available: online notarization. Effective January 1, 2020 (before COVID-19), Florida enacted a law authorizing Remote Online Notarization (RON).  Under this law, notaries can perform online notarizations if they: Complete a training course Register […]

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Permanent Resident allowed to work 48 months beyond the card’s expiration.

              Our client wrote: I’m writing for a consultation about an expiring green card.  For his Form I-9, he provided an I-797 form (attached) which states that his conditional permanent resident status was extended for 24 months from the expiration date on his Permanent Resident Card, and it currently expires 2/8/2023.   My question is: Is he able to work past 2/8/2023? We understand that he has work eligibility until 2/08/23 […]

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How Does the 240-day Employment Authorization Extension Work?

When an employer timely files a petition for an employee in H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, O-1, E-3 or TN status to extend his/her employment in the same status, the employee may continue to work for the same employer for an additional 240 days beyond the expiration of their current status, while the petition is pending adjudication (it does not need to be approved) or until USCIS adjudicates the case, whichever is sooner. To qualify for the […]

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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. 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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Video: What to Bring to Your Immigration Medical Exam

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Video: Tips to Prepare for Your Immigration Medical Exams

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