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.

USCIS Implements Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Automatic Extension Calculator
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USCIS Implements Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Automatic Extension Calculator

In an effort to assist employers in calculating new EAD expiration dates for employees eligible for automatic extensions, USCIS has created an EAD Automatic Extension Calculator. If you are an employee, the calculator will help you determine your employee’s eligibility. Find out how to calculate your employee’s new EAD expiration date here. 

Automatic EAD Extension increased up to 540 Days
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Automatic EAD Extension increased up to 540 Days

On May 3, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary increase to the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) renewal applicants to up to 540 days. The temporary increase takes effect on May 4, 2022, and is set to expire on Oct. 27, 2023. See if you qualify for the automatic 540-day EAD extension. 

What can I use as proof of work authorization as an E Visa or L Visa spouse?
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What can I use as proof of work authorization as an E Visa or L Visa spouse?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified the documentation that certain E and L nonimmigrant spouses may use as evidence of employment authorization based on their nonimmigrant status. Here’s a clear list of what you need.

How do I expedite my work and travel authorization?
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How do I expedite my work and travel authorization?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can take 6-12 months to approve and issue work and travel authorization documents. In some cases, delays in processing can create significant hardships for organizations, families, and individuals. In qualifying situations, USCIS may expedite the processing of your work and/or travel authorization. Here’s how it works.

Can I work on an old or restricted Social Security number (SSN)?
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Can I work on an old or restricted Social Security number (SSN)?

If you are working in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa, your employer will ask for your Social Security number (SSN) along with proof of your legal authorization to work in the United States. In general, only those authorized to work in the United States by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can obtain an SSN. But if your visa has expired, you’ve changed employers, or you have a new visa, what happens to your SSN?

Who needs to get work authorization for a US work visa?
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Who needs to get work authorization for a US work visa?

There are many different options for US temporary work visas. Before a foreign national can engage in employment within the United States, proper US immigration work visa work authorization must be obtained. Here’s who is (and who isn’t) authorized to work in the United States on a temporary work visa.

How do spouses of E Visa and L-1 Visa holders get work authorization?
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How do spouses of E Visa and L-1 Visa holders get work authorization?

As of November 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended automatic work authorization incident to status to include the spouses of both E Visa and L Visa holders. Find out what this means for your qualifying spouse.