Immigration Blog

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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If Your Foreign Passport Is Expiring in Less Than 6 Months and You Haven’t Been Able to Renew It, How Can You Re-enter the U.S.?

In most cases, to be admitted to the United States, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of your intended stay. So, what can you do if your foreign passport is expiring in less than six months? Generally, you will not be able to re-enter the United States without a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry. Unless […]

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Can I Get a Document Notarized Remotely?

Many immigration documents require notarization to 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. Effective January 1, 2020 (before COVID-19), Florida enacted a law authorizing Remote Online Notarization (RON).  Under this law, notaries must complete a training course and register to perform online notarizations. Now, in response […]

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