This Post was created for J1 Teachers that have a lot of questions and concerns, but cannot find the answers they need online. Personally, as a Spouse of a previous J1 and an immigration attorney that generally assists J1s, the following Post might be extremely helpful for those J1s applying for a No Objection Statement […]
Many foreign nationals have brought their families to the United States in pursuit of career advancement or employment opportunities. They generally acquire a temporary nonimmigrant visa (such as F-1, J-1, L-1, or H-1B) in the United States while their spouse and/or children have a derivative visa status (such as F-2, J-2, L-2, or H-4). However, […]
What is unauthorized employment? According to the USCIS Policy Manual, unauthorized employment is any labor or service performed for an employer within the U.S. by a foreign national who is not authorized to accept employment. This could include working beyond the authorized period or scope of one’s employment authorization or violating one’s visa requirements. Here […]
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 […]
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 […]
Most H-1Bs in the U.S. are subject to the Cap system, meaning that an H-1B application must be submitted on and before certain dates (usually during the first week of April) and be selected by a lottery system before the USCIS gives a review for approval of the visa. Maybe, it wasn’t clear, but […]
H-1B for Teachers: Can schools or school districts provide H-1B visas for International K-12 Teachers?
A common visa for many Public School Teachers is the J-1 Visa. The J-1 Program brings many highly qualified and highly educated teachers to the United States, from all corners of the world (e.g., Philippines, Jamaica, Colombia). Apart from the teacher’s extensive knowledge, a school and a school district see value in the teacher’s international […]