I-94 Overview The I-94 Arrival/Departure Record is a very important record to keep track of during any entries into the US in any nonimmigrant visa status. The I-94 system is an automated record system maintained by the US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) that provides an overview of your entries and exits into and out of the United States. Formerly, CBP would issue physical, white I-94 cards to individuals entering the US in a … [Read more...] about Form I-94: How to Access it, Why It’s Important and What To Do If There’s an Error
To continue our ongoing discussion of the H-1B Visa and the entire application process from filing to completion, today’s post addresses the specific information and documentation needed from the petitioner – the U.S. company. Required Documentation for the H-1B Visa Application H-1B Visa requirements stipulate that the U.S. employer, and not the foreign employee, is designated as the petitioner and therefore must file the petition on … [Read more...] about The H-1B Conversation Continues: Documents and Information Needed from the Applicant’s U.S. Employer
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a Canadian or Mexican citizen who seeks temporary entry into the United States to work for a US company may do so with a TN Visa. The applicant seeking classification as a TN must demonstrate business activity at a professional level in one of the enumerated professions or occupations (listed in Appendix 1603.D.1 to Annex 1603, set forth at 8 CFR 214.6(c)). Canadian or Mexican … [Read more...] about TN Visa Management Consultant – Contractor or Employee
The E-3 visa is a specialty occupation work visa available to Australian citizens, allowing an Australian citizen to work in the United States for renewable two year periods. In order to qualify for an E-3 visa, you must have a sponsoring employer and a degree relevant to your prospective job. While this visa is specific to Australian citizens, you may apply for an E-3 at any accepting U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of the U.S., … [Read more...] about E-3 Visa Tips
The H-1B Visa is a great work visa for employment in the United States. The visa allows foreign workers to work in professional positions for an employer in the U.S. The intent of the visa is to permit employers to recruit and employ foreign workers for specialty jobs within the U.S. Spouses and children can accompany the specialty employee to the U.S., though they are required to obtain their own, separate H-4 Visa documents to do … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know About H-1B Filing Fees
Every year, on April 1st, USCIS opens the filing window for the H-1B visa for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts on October 1st of the same year. USCIS releases 65,000 H-1B visa spots for all applicants and an additional 20,000 spots for those with US masters degrees or higher. Due to the limited number of H-1Bs available and the exceptionally high demand for the visa, there are often more applications received within the first … [Read more...] about How can I guarantee my selection in the H-1B Lottery?
One of the most important aspects of qualifying for an H-1B visa is making sure that the position and foreign national have met the required educational requirements. What does this mean exactly? In very simple terms, it means two things: The position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a specific field or related fields of study; AND The foreign national applying for the H-1B has a minimum of a … [Read more...] about Interested in an H-1B Visa? Learn the H-1B Educational Requirements