In an effort to assist you and save you time, the Marks Gray Immigration Team invites you to review our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the topics below.

*This material is provided for general information only and not intended as substitute for legal advice.*

Frequently Asked Questions

Resources for Employers

  1. FAQ: H-1B Transfers – When Can the Candidate Start?
  2. Checklist of Documents for an H-1B Petition
  3. FAQ: Public Access Files (PAFs)
  4. FAQ: Request for Evidence H-1B
  5. FAQ: H-1B Worker Termination
  6. FAQ: H-1B to PERM (Green Card)
  7. FAQ: My Foreign Employee has a Domestic Partner, Can They Come on a Dependent Visa?
  8. FAQ: Can a U.S. Employer Hire Someone Living Abroad as an Independent Contractor?
  9. FAQ: How Long Should Employers Retain Their Immigration Records?
  10. Corporate Restructuring & Immigration Compliance
  11. Corporate Reconstructing & Immigration Compliance Checklist
  12. Can an Employee Start Working Without a Social Security Number? 
  13. What Immigration-Related Questions Can Employers Ask During the Hiring Process?
  14. Immigration Business Plan for L-1s and E-2 Investor Visas

Student Visas

  1. Comparison Chart – CPT OPT STEM
  2. FAQ: F-1 Students and H-1B Cap Gap
  3. FAQ: Obtaining a Driver’s License and Extensions for F-1 Students
  4. Step-by-Step Guide: Form I-983 Training Plan for STEM OPT Students
  5. FAQ: Cap Gap and H-1B Petition still Pending

Consular/Border Process

  1. FAQ: National Visa Center Processing
  2. FAQ: Consular Processing – “Scheduled Interview – Now what?”
  3. FAQ: L-1 Status Processing at a Canadian Port of Entry 
  4. How to Prepare for my Consular Process Interview Video


  1. FAQ: How do I correct an I-94 Admission Record Issues
  2. Deferred Inspection Sites
  3. FAQ: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
  4. FAQ: Travel Abroad while Petition or Application Pending
  5. FAQ: Lifting of Geographic-Related COVID Travel Bans

Additional Resources

  1. List of NAFTA Professions and 8 CFR 214.6
  2. Certification by Translators