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What Is the Process to Get an O-1 Visa? Take a Look at This Helpful Flowchart

There are lots of reasons you might be considering getting an O-1 visa. Maybe you don’t qualify for the H-1B, TN, or L-1, but you are a professional athlete. Or a successful executive. Or performer, professor, scientist, doctor, or simply someone who works in a non-traditional line of work who has managed to garner “sustained national or international acclaim” or who has a “demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement” in their field and wants to come […]

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Will Those on Work Visas Get a COVID-19 Stimulus Check?

Through the COVID-19 economic relief package, many Americans will receive financial assistance from the government, subject to income restrictions. It’s a little more complicated for tax-paying foreign nationals, such as those here on a H-1B or F-1 visa. The distribution of the stimulus money is not directly dependent on immigration status but on whether the applicant:  is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or qualifying U.S. resident alien;  is not claimed as a dependent on someone […]

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Premium Processing Suspension for I-129 and I-140 Petitions

On March 20, 2020, USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to the pandemic. What If USCIS Already Accepted Your Request for Premium Processing?  As of this writing, USCIS plans to continue with premium processing for those petitions that already have an accepted Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.  What About Other Premium Processing Requests in Progress? For petitions mailed before March 20 that […]

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