For many foreign nationals who travel to the United States to study and earn a bachelor’s degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering [...]
The Trump Administration has announced on May 14, 2018 that it has dramatically increased the number of worksite investigations and audits to make sure [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced on May 15, 2018 that it has completed data entry for all FY 2019 [...]
USCIS Tightens Language on Employer-Employee Relationship and Third-Party Placement for STEM OPT Students
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly revised the STEM OPT requirement page, showing only as “last reviewed/updated”, on January 24, 2018. [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 3, 2017 that there will be a stricter evaluation process for H-1B applications [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has completed the two lotteries to choose the H-1B applications that will [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B extension of employer with USCIS based on recapturing time the applicant spent outside the [...]
If you are an F-1 student and an H-1B cap petition to change status to H-1B has been filed on your behalf, traveling internationally [...]
A new USCIS policy memorandum issued on February 22, 2018 requires H-1B employers to disclose detailed information about vendor and end-client relationships when petitioning [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Service Center Operations Directorate (USCIS SCOPS) confirmed that it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the [...]
The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) under the Trump Administration may implement new guidelines terminating a 2015 Rule that extended eligibility for employment authorization [...]
What are the H-1B Employer Obligations? What Does an Employer have to do when Filing an H-1B Petition?
What are an employer’s obligations when H-1B employment starts? The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa suitable for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree [...]
Want to Start a Business in the U.S.? The Most Common Investment Visas. What are the Visas Available for Starting a Business in the U.S.?
E-2 Visa or E-1 Visa (Treaty Investor or Trader) An E-2 visa allows nationals from certain countries to either buy or start a business [...]
The B-1 classification is available to foreign nationals who desire to enter the U.S. for short-term business activities. The B-1 classification does not, however, [...]
“Cap Gap” is the government’s solution to a problem that many F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) who had successfully filed an H-1B [...]
The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa suitable for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and a job offer from a [...]
The U.S. Government has completed entering the data for H-1B petitions for this year. This means that if you have not yet received a [...]
I am in H-1B status but I also want to study. Can I study in the U.S. in my H-1B status? Can I work and go to school at the same time in H-1B status?
If you are in H-1B status, and you can manage to fit in classes with your current schedule, it is fine to also study [...]
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa category requires that the beneficiary [...]
During election campaign, Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the H-1B system claiming that the visa program stole jobs from American workers. As [...]
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. To be eligible for an H-1B visa, [...]
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa which allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. To qualify for the visa, the [...]
If I have H-1B status through a cap-exempt employer, can I apply for a concurrent H-1B with a cap-subject employer?
The H-1B is a non-immigrant status that permits companies to hire workers in specialty occupations. While the H-1B is a good option for many [...]
H-1B Visa Renewal Approved for German National Employee of Book Publisher filed at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B visa renewal for a German national from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The visa [...]
What If I am Not From An E-2 Treaty Country? Are There Visa Options for People who are not from an E-2 Visa Country?
An E-2 visa is an investor visa granted to investors or entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a business in the U.S.. If [...]