Category: H-1B


H-1B Visa Alternative: O visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability

O-1 visa is being labeled as visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements. But don’t be scared away by the “extraordinary ability” title. It is a visa that has been widely used in the field of sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.  Eligibility of O-1 visas:  It has to be petitioned by an U.S. […]

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Renewal of Employment Authorization

Being admitted to the United States does not mean that you are permitted to work legally in the country. In fact, many nonimmigrant visa holders are not permitted to work at all, such as a B-2 visitor’s visa or people entered under visa waiver programs (VWP). Other employment-based nonimmigrant visas, such as H-1B, L-1, O, […]

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Executive Order to Freeze H-1B, J-1, L-1, H-2B Visa Entry

On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entries of certain work visa holders. The summary of the executive order is as follows: Who is affected under this June 22 Executive Order?  The executive order applies to the foreign nationals who are: Currently outside of the United States  Without a valid […]

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Common Physical Therapist Workplace Issues with the H-1B

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The H-1B has many restrictions, most importantly the location of workplace/employment that is “authorized” by the US Government in the I-129 Petition. With regards to the following types of therapists: Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Speech Therapist Speech-Language Pathologist the location of where work occurs can raise issues and violations. Besides the employer’s place of business, […]

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H-1B Visas for Healthcare Workers (Non-Physicians)

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The U.S. labor market consistently needs qualified medical professionals and healthcare workers. However, the USCIS classifies and treats healthcare workers differently. Some professions are easier to acquire work visas or even Green Cards than others. Some have to jump through additional hurdles before they can even qualify to apply for a work visa.  We have […]

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From F-1 Student to H-1B Worker: Things to Note

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New graduates from universities and colleges must always consider what comes next, how will their educational career evolve into their professional careers.  For international students on F-1 visas, the battle is especially intense because they have to:  Find a job & (as if that isn’t hard enough), The employers must be willing to invest and […]

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H-1B for Teachers: Are there any downsides to hiring K-12 International Teachers on the J-1 visas?

What is a school’s ultimate goal in hiring a teacher? The School wishes to find the most qualified teacher to educate their student body. The higher-skilled the teacher, the better the education is taught and the better student scores would become. It does not matter if the teacher was educated in the United States or […]

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Adding H-1B to your Workforce: What you need to know

U.S. Employers always stress with staffing issues. Oftentimes, when Employers begin the recruitment process, they realize many of the qualified candidates that they are interested in hiring are foreign nationals who need the sponsorship of H-1Bs. But what is H-1B? What should employers do or are required to do in order to hire these foreign […]

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