The O-1 visa nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in certain fields. For more information about O-1 visa petitions, please click here. The O-2 nonimmigrant [...]
How can I prove that I have achieved national or international recognition for my achievements? Do I qualify for an O-1B visa?
If you are an artist and you want to apply for an O-1B visa, you will have to demonstrate that: You received a major national or international [...]
I changed my status in the U.S. from B-1 to E-2. Can my spouse apply for an E-2 visa at a Consulate abroad if I was never issued an E-2 visa?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: you came to the U.S. on a B-1 visa and filed a Change of Status application with USCIS asking [...]
Is there a limit as to how many times I can renew my O-1 visa? Is there a maximum time I can spend in the U.S. on an O-1 visa?
No. There is not limit as to how many times you can renew your O-1 visa and there is no limit as to how [...]
I am in the U.S. on an O-1 status and I want to change my employer. Does my new employer have to file a new O-1 petition? Do I have to get a new visa stamp?
If you are currently in the U.S. on an O-1A or an O-1B status and you want to change your employer, you can do [...]
I am in the U.S. on an L-1B and would like to stay for longer than 5 years. What are my options? Can I switch to an L-1A? Can I switch to any other visa?
The L-1B visa category allows employers outside the U.S. to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to a U.S. company that is a branch, affiliate, [...]
Do I have to be in the top of my field if I want to apply for an O-1B visa? What does “distinction” mean?
If you want to apply for an O-1B visa, you will have to demonstrate that you have an extraordinary ability in the field of [...]
Does the new Proclamation apply to Canadians? Can a Canadian get an H-1B or L-1 visa? Can a Canadian get a TN visa?
On Monday June 22, The Trump Administration signed an Executive Order suspending the entry of some H-1B, H-4, H-2B, J, and L visa holders, [...]
The O-1B visa is for foreign nationals (aliens) who have demonstrated extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim in the arts or extraordinary [...]
I am currently in the U.S. on an OPT and my employer filed an H-1B petition. Does the new executive order affect my H-1B application?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You are currently in the U.S. on an OPT status or on a cap-gap extension and your employer filed an H-1B visa [...]
The Trump Administration will sign an Executive Order that will extend the April 2020 suspension of some immigrant visas until December 31. To learn [...]
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The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated [...]
What will the officer ask me at the E-1 visa interview? What kind of questions should I be ready to answer?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home treaty country. You can either apply for an [...]
O-1 visa is a great visa for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a [...]
I had a J-1 visa in the past and I am subject to the 2-year residency requirement. Can I apply for an O visa? Can I apply for an E visa? Can I apply for an H-1B visa?
Participants of some J-1 visa programs are subject to a 2 year home residency requirement. This means, that the J-1 visa participants will have [...]
The E-3 and H-1B visas are similar but have some key differences. This post summarizes the key similarities and difference between the H-1B and [...]
Can I work while I am applying for Asylum Protection? What will cause the 180-day Asylum EAD Clock to stop? Understanding Asylum and Work Authorization
Can I work while I am applying for Asylum Protection? Not immediately. In order to apply for permission to work in the United States, [...]
A business plan is a standard requirement when applying for a New Office L-1 visa. These applications are adjudicated by USCIS and an adjudicator [...]
A TN1 visa is a visa that is based on the free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. It allows certain professions [...]
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home treaty country. An E-2 visa is a great [...]
USCIS has announced today that they will resume premium processing for Form I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for [...]
How many years can I stay in the U.S. on O-1 visa? Does O-1 visa lead to a green card? For which green card should I apply if I am in the U.S. on an O-1 visa?
The immigration regulations state that O-1 visa holder can come to the U.S. to perform services relating to an event/events and the O-1 visa [...]
Can I apply for an E-1 visa if I have dual nationality? Which nationality should I use if I am a dual national?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home treaty country. To qualify for an E-1 visa, [...]
I have a majority ownership interest in a U.S. Company. Can the company sponsor me for an H-1B visa? Can the Company sponsor me for an O-1 or TN visa?
H-1B One of the H-1B requirements is that the petitioning U.S. company demonstrates that there is an Employer-Employee relationship. This means that the petitioning [...]
The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted all aspects of daily life. With both borders and Consulates closed, travel to and from the U.S. can be [...]
Does the trade have to be in existence at the time I apply for an E-1 visa? Is it sufficient if I submit binding contracts with clients?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home treaty country. Immigration regulations [...]
I am in the U.S. on an O-1 visa that expires soon. Should my company file for an extension or should the company file a renewal application for 3 years? Which is better?
If you are currently in the U.S. on an O-1 visa and your visa is about to expire, you company may be considering 2 [...]
Do I have to live in the U.S. if I have an E-1 visa? I am unable to enter the U.S. due to the Corona virus outbreak. Will this impact my E-1 visa renewal?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home treaty country. Is there a residency requirement for [...]
What is the consultation requirement for the O-1 visa? What is a peer group? What should the Advisory opinion contain? Do I have to pay for the Advisory Opinion?
O-1 visa is a great visa for individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated [...]
Do I have to have an Employment Offer for the Eb-1A green card? Can I file a self-petition for the EB-1A green card? What documents should I submit if I file a self-petition?
To qualify for the EB-1A Green Card, you will need to prove that you are one of the small percentage of people who have risen to [...]
ICE has announced today that it is extending its relaxed I-9 employment verification procedures for another 30 days, or until June 18, 2020. In [...]