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Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Petitions

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions submitted on or after April 3. The highly coveted H-1B visa allows U.S. companies to

Video on L-1A and L-1B Visas and EB-1C Green Cards

If you have been working at a foreign company, how can you move to the US?  If you’re a manager or executive, such as a startup founder, or an employee with specialized

Join Me Tomorrow Evening at Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO Event

Have questions about the immigration options for yourself or your employees? If so, join me at Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO’s event tomorrow evening. I’ll discuss what you or your company need to

China & India Cut Off from EB-1 Green Cards

Some of the brightest minds and talent from China and India will be temporarily cut off from a green card option known for its swift processing time and allows individuals to live and

Startup Visa Announced

President Obama revealed signs of new regulations today aimed at helping startup founders have a new legal pathway to living in the US. Under this new proposal, investors, researchers and entrepreneurs who will

Ongoing Changes to STEM OPT

You may have heard in the news about challenges to the STEM OPT program. OPT is Optional Practical Training. It is a way for F-1 students to work in the US to

When H1-B Employers Must File H-1B Worksite Amendments

If your H1-B employee changes worksites, must you, the employer, file an amended H-1B petition with USCIS? Yesterday USCIS released a new policy memorandum answering this question. By interpreting the April 9, 2015

Blanket L Petition

If you are an employer who frequently petitions to transfer employees from your multinational offices to the US as managers, executives, or individuals with specialized knowledge, you might consider a Blanket L

The L1-B for Intracompany Transferees with Specialized Knowledge

If your company has at least two offices, one in the U.S. and one abroad, your company might be able to petition for an employee with specialized knowledge to be transferred to the U.S.

Executives and Managers can get L1-A Visas

If your company has at least two offices, one in the U.S. and one abroad, your company might be able to petition for an executive or manager to be transferred to the U.S.