OPT for F-1 Students

The OPT program was established under a 1992 rule. Under the OTP program, F-1 students are permitted to work in the United States for one year in order to “enhance their ability to achieve their educational objectives by allowing them to gain valuable knowledge and skills through on-the-job training that may be unavailable in their […]

Advantage Physicians

Circumventing the Lottery for Immigrating to the United States     H1B Cap Exemptions for Physicians   A significant proportion of foreign nationals who come to the United States to work as physicians have H1B status. Ordinarily, a foreign citizen must be counted in the H1B cap before obtaining H1B status. This involves participation in […]

TN Visa Entry

Canada as a backdoor to the United States   People who have got permanent residency status in Canada can apply for citizenship after living there for at least three years in the five years before the application. After they become citizens, they can use the TN visa to come to the US if they have […]

Social Security in US

The Social Security Administration assigns nine-digit Social Security numbers (SSNs) to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible nonimmigrant workers in the United States. SSA uses SSNs to report wages to the government, track Social Security benefits, and for other identification purposes. In addition to Social Security, the SSN is utilized for a variety of other […]

US Immigration Statuses

Numerous Immigration Statuses in the United States   The modern world has become a vast melting pot filled with lively families that transcend a number of borders, which is certainly something to admire and value. However, keeping track of immigration regulations can be challenging. This blog concisely discusses the 4 types of United States immigration statuses. The […]

Diversity Visa

Diversity Visa Program The Diversity Visa Program, also known as the DV Lottery, is a program that was mandated by Congress and allows up to 55,000 individuals from countries that have historically been underrepresented in terms of migration to the United States of America to qualify each year for immigrant visas, which are also referred […]

New STEM Guides

USCIS has Published Guides to Attract International Talent in STEM The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a number of new recommendations to attract STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) professionals to the United States. The papers outline nonimmigrant and immigrant visa alternatives for foreign nationals wishing to work in STEM professions in the […]

H1B Extension

Things to keep in mind when applying for H1B Extension In general, a foreign national’s stay in H1B status is limited to a maximum of six years. However, the law permits a few exceptions to this restriction. A person may be eligible to extend status in one- or three-year increments beyond the statutory six-year maximum, […]

Entrepreneur Entry

A foreign individual may enter the United States to start and/or grow a business enterprise under the International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) program. The initiative aims to promote job creation and economic growth in the United States.   The International Entrepreneur Parole Program Using the International Entrepreneur Parole Program, foreign nationals can legitimately launch a business […]

EB 5 Concurrent Filing

Renewed attention on foreign investors who seek to live, work, and study in the United States   Since its inception, the EB-5 Visa program has been one of the most dependable means to get permanent residency in the United States. It permits investors and their families to live, work, and study in any U.S. location. The […]

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