Renewing a Drivers License while on H-1B

In many states, an H-1B employee’s drivers’ license is linked to the validity of their current H-1B expiration date. Often enough an H-1B employee will have an extension filed on his/her behalf without premium processing and realize after a few months while his/her petition is pending that their driver’s license is going to exp...

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New USCIS Decision Says Evidence of Overseas Personnel Supporting International Managers Should Be Considered for L-1A Classification.

The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) recently adopted a binding decision on how to determine “managerial capacity” for L-1A classification. Specifically, the decision holds that when staffing levels are considered in deciding whether an individual will act as a manager, the USCIS must consider the sponsoring employer’s...

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E visa options for foreign nationals

For individuals from certain countries who are interested in working, investing, or starting a business in the U.S., one option to consider is the “E” visa. This article will briefly address what an E-1 and E-2 visa is, discuss some key issues and requirements for each category, and how they may help you gain U.S. work authorizat...

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SEPTEMBER 2016 VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its final September 2016 Visa Bulletin for Fiscal Year 2016.  Fiscal Year 2017 begins with the October 2017 Visa Bulletin where some categories will return to their “current status.” For the September 2016 Visa Bulletin, as expected during the end of each fiscal year, there is very littl...

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