The United States offers multiple pathways for noncitizen STEM professionals to work and live in the country. This overview explores the temporary and permanent immigration options, their eligibility criteria, and some essential considerations for STEM professionals.
USCIS recently determined that we would need to select additional registrations to reach the FY 2024 numerical allocations. Soon, USCIS will select additional registrations from previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process.
On March 27, 2023, USCIS notified those that were selected in the FY2024 H-1B visa lottery. If you were selected, your status would change from “Submitted” to “Selected.” We discuss what happens next if your status remains “Submitted” here
On January 27, 2023, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the 2024 H-1B Visa cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through 5 pm Eastern on March 20, 2023. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives can complete and submit their registrations using the USCIS online H-1B registration system.
Are you an employer seeking to understand the intricacies of H1B Visa extensions and renewals? This article provides valuable insights into the H1B Visa renewal process, term lengths, extension procedures, and related complexities.
We successfully received the approval of an H1B Visa for a Cardiac Perfusionist through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after a TN Visa denial. The employee first attempted to obtain a TN visa at a US port of entry under the Medical Lab Technician/Technologist profession and was denied entry. We were able to review the profession and placement of the employment at a non-profit teaching hospital and file a successful H1B visa petition. We discuss the details of this case and the H1B visa approval here.
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.
Decoding the term ‘specialty occupation’ in the context of H-1B visas, this post explores its definition, the types of positions that meet the criteria, and how you can prove your qualifications for a specialty occupation.
The H-1B visa program enables professionals with specialized knowledge to work in the U.S. Although this visa is generally capped at six years, savvy professionals can extend their stay through the concept of recapture time. Explore our detailed guide on how to capitalize on this provision and expand your opportunities in the United States.
A comprehensive guide to help Canadian citizens understand the U.S. work visa process. Learn about TN-1, H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-1, and E-2 visas, and find out which option best suits your employment needs in the U.S.