As a Canadian citizen, do I need a J1 waiver for an H1B visa?
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As a Canadian citizen, do I need a J1 waiver for an H1B visa?

Canadian citizens on J-1 visas who receive graduate medical education or training in the United States are subject to a two-year home residency requirement. In general, the home residency requirement requires you to return to your home country for at least two years after completion of your J-1 program. If you cannot meet the two-year home residency requirement, you must apply for a waiver before you can obtain an H-1B visa. Learn more about how the two-year home residency requirement applies to Canadian citizens.

What is the H-1B Cap Gap Extension and do I qualify?
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What is the H-1B Cap Gap Extension and do I qualify?

In some cases, an F-1 Student’s status and employment authorization expire before the H-1B visa can be issued on Oct. 1. This creates a gap between the expiration of the F-1 status and the beginning of the H-1B visa status. Qualifying F-1 students with a gap before the start of their H-1B visa are allowed to remain in F-1 status under the “H-1B Cap-Gap Extension.” See if you qualify for the H-1B Cap-Gap extension.

What are the best alternatives to the H-1B lottery for employers?
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What are the best alternatives to the H-1B lottery for employers?

It has become increasingly difficult to obtain an H1-B Visa through the annual lottery making it difficult for employers to employ foreign professionals. As an employer, you should be aware of the alternatives to the H-1B lottery when recruiting and hiring foreign talent. Learn about some of the best alternatives to the H-1B visa lottery.

What is a “specialty occupation” for an H1B visa?
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What is a “specialty occupation” for an H1B visa?

The H-1B Visa designation is for qualified foreign workers performing work in the United States under a “specialty occupation.” Generally, this means the work performed in the United States requires at least a 4-year degree for entry into the profession. We clarify what a “specialty occupation” is for an H-1B visa here.  

How do I recapture time on an H-1B Visa?
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How do I recapture time on an H-1B Visa?

The H-1B Visa is designated for professionals in occupations that require a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation and the application of that specialized knowledge. In general, the H-1B visa is issued for two 3-year time periods for a maximum of 6-years. We discuss how to recapture time on an H-1B visa to go beyond 6-years.

As a Canadian citizen how can I work in the US?
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As a Canadian citizen how can I work in the US?

Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. There are several different work visas available for Canadians to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Canadians to work and live in the United States.

As a Mexican Citizen how can I work in the US?
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As a Mexican Citizen how can I work in the US?

Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. This is commonly referred to as a work visa. There are several different work visas available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States.

Can I travel outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa?
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Can I travel outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa?

In most situations, if you have a pending I-485 Adjustment of Status with USCIS you are not able to travel outside the US until you have received advanced permission to travel. Travel with a pending adjustment is considered abandonment. We discuss traveling outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa. 

How do I extend or renew my H1B visa and can I extend beyond 6 years?
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How do I extend or renew my H1B visa and can I extend beyond 6 years?

An H-1B visa is issued for a period of up to 3-years with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of 6-years in H1B visa status. In limited situations, you may be able to extend beyond the 6-year limit. Find out how to extend or renew your H1B visa and if you are able to extend beyond the 6-year limit.

I wasn’t selected in the FY2023 H-1B Lottery—now what?
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I wasn’t selected in the FY2023 H-1B Lottery—now what?

USCIS has notified those that were selected in the first round of the FY2023 H-1B lottery. If you were selected your status will change from “Submitted” to “Selected”. We discuss what happens next if your status remains “Selected” here.