For foreign nationals beginning work in the USA, not having a Social Security Number (SSN) isn’t a barrier for starting employment. It’s essential for employers to recognize the processes and regulations surrounding this to ensure lawful and nondiscriminatory practices.
The U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) serves a multifaceted purpose, primarily for recording an individual’s earnings and determining their entitlement to Social Security benefits. It also plays a crucial role in various government processes and services. Let’s delve deeper into the significance of the SSN, its applicability to workers, and some other essential details you should know.
On October 20, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided updated guidance on expedited work authorization (EAD) procedures for qualifying healthcare and childcare workers. The expedited process has been extended to include healthcare workers and childcare workers with valid immigration status and an initial Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization that has been pending for over 90 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to expedite your work and travel authorization? Here’s your comprehensive guide on how to navigate the USCIS process, understanding when and how to request expedited processing.
Are you working in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa and unsure about the status or validity of your Social Security Number (SSN)? This guide provides vital information to help you navigate through the complexities related to SSN validity and restrictions.
Get insights into who needs to secure work authorization for a US work visa, understand different visa categories and explore options for US temporary work visas.