7 May 2013, 4:55 pm Education Requirements for a Computer Systems Analyst under NAFTA
An applicant for TN status must be able to demonstrate to the interviewing officer that they meet all the requirements for the profession as listed under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NA. […]
17 Apr 2013, 2:18 pm 2013 Affidavit of Support Poverty Guidelines
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the updated poverty guidelines for 2013 on Form I-864P. The poverty guidelines are used by USCIS adjudicators and consular officers. […]
16 Apr 2013, 2:06 pm Basics of a Canadian application for TN-1 Status
An application for TN-1 status submitted at a U.S. port of entry or designated pre-flight inspection point must be done in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”). This g. […]
8 Apr 2013, 6:40 pm H-1B Visa Alternatives
The H-1B Cap for fiscal year 2014 has already been met leaving many foreign nationals and their employers without valid work authorization. Although the H-1B visa is one of the better work visa option. […]
28 Mar 2013, 5:45 pm U.S. Work Visas for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
Under current U.S. immigration law qualifying U.S. employers can petition to bring foreign workers to the United States in order to fill a temporary need in nonagricultural positions on H-2B visas. Su. […]
15 Mar 2013, 7:40 pm US Work Visas for Australians
Australian citizens coming to the United States to work in specialty occupations are able to obtain work authorization under the special E-3 visa classification. In general, a specialty occupation is. […]
24 Jan 2013, 6:05 pm How to obtain proof of U.S. Citizenship?
Over the past several years admission to the United States has become increasingly difficult. Entry is not granted without presentation of acceptable identification documents and often the attainment. […]
16 Jan 2013, 5:37 am Which TN-1 Professions require a VisaScreen?
According to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (the IIRIRA) certain health care professionals seeking entry into the United States under TN-1 status must first obtain a V. […]
16 Jan 2013, 5:37 am Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence
U.S. permanent resident status will be conditional when based on a marriage that was less than two years old when a person is given permanent residence (Green Card). In order to remove the conditions. […]
10 Jan 2013, 3:25 pm K-1 Fiancé Visa and Adjustment of Status
A K-1 visa is granted to a fiancé of a U.S. citizen who seeks to enter the United States solely to marry the person who petitioned for him or her. The K-1 visa holder and the U.S. citizen must m. […]
3 Jan 2013, 2:00 pm When should you begin the H1B application process?
With the start of the New Year, comes H1B season. This is the time of the year to begin the H1B application process to afford the best possible chance of obtaining an H1B number under the FY2014 H1B C. […]
18 Dec 2012, 5:53 pm Traveling to the United States for the Holidays? What to Say at the Border
If you are planning a trip to the United States, make sure you are ready for the inspection and admission process at the border. Whether you are entering at the airport, by land, or by boat (even on. […]
10 Dec 2012, 6:16 pm What Constitutes a Particularly Serious Crime
A person who has been convicted of a “particularly serious crime” is considered under the U.S. immigration laws to constitute a danger to the community of the United States, and may not be granted. […]
4 Dec 2012, 4:24 pm Departing the United States During Deportation Proceedings
The Board of Immigration Appeals recently issued a new decision finding that, where a person who is in deportation proceedings leaves the United States before the conclusion of the proceeding, the Imm. […]
24 Oct 2012, 7:24 pm Can I get married while working in the United States on a TN visa?
Under U.S. Immigration Law there are two different visa types: immigrant and nonimmigrant. There is a clear distinction between these two visa types. An immigrant visa allows the recipient to travel t. […]
5 Oct 2012, 7:11 pm Qualified Canadians can now submit TN applications by MAIL from Canada!
On October 1, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for TN status filed on Form I-129 on behalf of qualified Canadian Citizens from outside the United States. Tr. […]
26 Sep 2012, 6:48 pm TN Visa for a Scientific Technician/Technologist
There are a few TN Professions that raise immediate concern and face increased scrutiny at the border. One profession is the Scientific Technician/Technologist. A main reason for high scrutiny of thos. […]
25 Sep 2012, 8:39 am What is the 30/60 Day rule under immigration?
The 30/60 day rule, applied in certain U.S. immigration matters, comes from the U.S Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual. The 30/60 rule was implemented to develop consistency in the adjudicatio. […]
20 Sep 2012, 3:11 pm What is temporary employment for a TN visa?
One of the basic requirements that must be met in order to successfully obtain TN status is an offer of temporary employment. This requirement often causes confusion for both the employer and the empl. […]
20 Sep 2012, 11:33 am Derivation of Citizenship through Parents
Under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, qualifying children of U.S. citizen parents are able to derive citizenship through their parent. A child of a U.S. citizen parent is able to derive citizenship. […]
19 Sep 2012, 12:39 pm H-1B Vermont Service Center Processing Update
Vermont Service Center expects to render decisions in all pending cases by the second week in October 2012.
7 Sep 2012, 4:08 pm How do I obtain a Social Security number while on a TN?
After you have entered the United States under TN-1 status your employer/HR department is likely to request a copy of your social security card for payroll/tax purposes. The process of obtaining a soc. […]
7 Sep 2012, 11:39 am B-1 in Lieu of H-1B
Under certain circumstances workers who would otherwise qualify for an H-1B visa can obtain a B-1 visa in order to perform certain activities while in the United States.
14 Aug 2012, 1:50 pm Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Qualifying DREAMERs can file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with USCIS beginning on August 1. […]
4 Aug 2012, 8:23 pm Changes in TN Employment: What changes require a new TN?
When TN-1 Status is issued it is tied to a specific employer for a specific TN profession. As long as you continue to work for the employer tied to your TN status, you continue to work in the designat. […]
4 Aug 2012, 12:52 pm Application Process and Forms for DREAMERs Announced
Yesterday, August 3, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the process for DREAMERs to obtain deferred action and employment authorization, for two (2) years with the possi. […]
3 Aug 2012, 6:00 pm Changes in Circumstances Can Impact Your Case
Often times waiting for a petition to be approved can be very stressful. Many times personal circumstances change and people are no longer able to continue processing the same type of petition that wa. […]
19 Jun 2012, 8:09 am The Impact of the DHS June 15, 2012 Announcement on DREAMers
On June 15, 2012 The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will offer deferred action to individuals that qualify as DREAMers. To qualify for deferred action the individuals mu. […]
19 Jun 2012, 2:29 am Basic Overview of a Green Card Petition for the Spouse of a U.S. Citizen in the United States
The process of applying for benefits under U.S. immigration law can be very confusing. We are often asked what to expect when filing certain immigration petitions. This note gives a brief overview of. […]
12 Jun 2012, 12:20 pm Fiscal Year 2013 H1B Cap has been Met!
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the fiscal year 2013 H1B Cap has been met.
12 Jun 2012, 2:28 am Common TN-1 Application Mistakes to Avoid
Applying for TN-1 status can be a complex process that if not handled properly can lead to a denial or even potential bars upon entry to the United States. We are often approached by individuals that. […]
11 Jun 2012, 6:17 pm What Documents do I need to enter the United States?
If you are a United States citizen planning on vacationing abroad for pleasure or business, it is important to carry acceptable forms of identification in order to re-enter the United States. The. […]
4 Jun 2012, 5:13 pm As of June 1, 2012 there are only 9,400 Regular H1Bs Left!
If H1B petitions continue to be submitted at current rates, the Cap will only last for another week. If you are in need of an H-1B visa for an employee in a specialty occupation, act quickly while the. […]
30 May 2012, 10:44 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 16,600 Regular H1Bs Available as of May 25, 2012
As of May 25, 2012 USCIS has received approximately 48,400 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 Cap.
23 May 2012, 7:18 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 23,000 Regular H1Bs Available as of May 18, 2012
As of May 18, 2012 USCIS has received approximately 42,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 Cap, and approximately 16,000 petitions towards the 20,000 Cap exemption for individuals with advan. […]
15 May 2012, 7:27 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 28,300 Regular H1Bs Available as of May 11, 2012
Last week saw an increase in H1B petitions over the previous week. If H1B petitions continue a this rate, the Cap could last for another 7 weeks or until the beginning of July 2012.
8 May 2012, 6:14 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 32,500 Regular H1Bs Available as of May 4, 2012
Last week saw a decline af almost 1,000 H1B petitions. If H1B petitions continue a this rate the Cap could last for another 2.5 months or until the midle of July 2012.
1 May 2012, 5:57 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 35,800 Regular H1Bs Available as of April 27, 2012
As of April 27, 2012 USCIS has received approximately 29,200 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 Cap, and approximately 12,300 petitions toward the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with adva. […]
24 Apr 2012, 10:25 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 40,000 Regular H1Bs Available as of April 20, 2012
There are 40,000 regualr H1Bs still available and 9,100 for those with advanced degrees still available.
18 Apr 2012, 6:20 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 44,400 Regular H1Bs Still Available
As of April 17, 2012 USCIS has received approximately 20,600 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 Cap, and approximately 9,700 petitions toward the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with advan. […]
14 Apr 2012, 8:27 am L-1B Visa: Specialized Knowledge
The primary reason L-1B visas were created was to allow workers from foreign companies to transfer to subsidiary or affiliate companies in the United States. However, they cannot be used simply to tra. […]
10 Apr 2012, 10:49 am FY2013 H1B Cap Update – 47,600 Regular H1Bs Still Available
As of April 9, 2012 USCIS has received approximately 17,400 H-1B petitions counting toward the regular 65,000 Cap.
28 Mar 2012, 9:20 am USCIS to accept H1B Petitions for FY2013 on April 2, 2012
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they will start accepting H1B petitions towards the FY2013 H1B Cap starting Monday April 2, 2012.
20 Mar 2012, 5:17 pm How to Establish Nonimmigrant Intent
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), every foreign national seeking entry into the United States is considered an “immigrant” unless they demonstrate otherwise. The burden is with the. […]
20 Mar 2012, 8:18 am What to Expect During a U.S. Border Inspection
If you have made frequent border crossings into the United States you have probably noticed a consistent pattern in the line of questions and procedures used by the inspecting CBP Officer. CBP Officer. […]
19 Mar 2012, 8:51 am H-1B Off-Site Employment
In 2010 a new rule was implemented to restrict companies who subcontract their employees for off-site projects.
15 Mar 2012, 9:12 pm What Should be Included in a Canadian TN-1 Border Application?
If you are a Canadian business professional seeking entry into the United States under TN-1 status through an application submitted at a port of entry or pre-flight inspection, it is important to have. […]
15 Mar 2012, 12:52 pm Updated Poverty Guidelines for 2012 – USCIS Form I864P
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the poverty guidelines for 2012, Form I-864P. The poverty guidelines are used by USCIS adjudicators and consular officers to determi. […]
9 Mar 2012, 6:50 pm Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?
The immigration process goes way beyond simply completing and filing a few forms with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. There are several services and law firms that provide this basic servic. […]
29 Feb 2012, 5:08 pm Change of Status to TN-1
If you are already within the United States in lawful immigration status you can avoid processing for TN-1 status at a port of entry by submitting your application through a USCIS service center. This. […]