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What Activities Qualify for a Temporary B-1 Business Visitor Visa

You may be eligible for a B-1 visa if you will be participating in business activities that have a commercial or professional nature in the United State. Such activities include but are not limited to: Consulting with business associates Traveling for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or a conference on specific dates Settling...
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5 Considerations When You are an International Student and Have Both an Employer and A Spouse Who Can Petition for You for a Green Card

You may have an employer who agreed to sponsor you for an employment visa, and also have a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder spouse, who can petition for you. However, you may be uncertain about which option to pursue or if you should do both. This article will help you to strategize if you...
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How USCIS determines if a position meets the speciality occupation requirement

To meet the requirement of speciality occupation, a position must meet at least one of the following requirements:  A bachelor’s or higher degree (or its equivalent) is usually the minimum requirement to enter the specific position The degree requirement is common to the industry in similar positions among similar organizations or, alternatively, an employer may...
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Choosing the Best Student Visa for You

You wish to study in the U.S. or participate in a specific exchange program in the U.S. However, you are unsure as to which student visa is the appropriate visa for you. This article helps you to plan which visa to apply for by outlining what each visa is best for so you know which...
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How to extend the h-1b visa

Submit the extension request early  Start thinking about the application in advance Do not wait until the last minute to do it all Start putting evidence and documentation together Communicate with your employer about the extension  Which extension do you qualify for? 1 year – 1 year interval extensions for those who have been here...
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3 Considerations in Deciding Whether to Do a Change of Status or Consular Processing to go from an F-1 Visa to J-1 Visa

You may currently be in the U.S. on a F-1 Visa, and have been accepted into a J-1 Visa Exchange Program. You are unsure if you should go back to your home country and apply for the visa from there or stay in the U.S., and do a change of status. This article will help...
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Advantages of a H1B visa

There are various advantages to working under an H1B Visa. These advantages include the following: Ability to work part-time. Working for multiple employers, which can lead to stronger earnings. Portability. You are not stuck to the first employer and can transfer your H-1B Visa if you meet certain requirements. Mobility. You are allowed to take...
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Comparing and Contrasting Your F-1 Student Visa Work Options: OPT v. CPT

You may currently be in the U.S. on a F-1 Visa, and want to work. You have heard of “OPT” and “CPT” but do not know much about these employment authorization options and are not sure what the difference is between them. This article will help you plan for one of these employment authorizations by...
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6 Must Haves For a Successful H1B Visa Petition

These 6 Must Haves will help to ensure you have a successful H1B Visa Petition because these are the common reasons for a Request for Evidence (RFE) or denial of an H1B Visa Petition. If you make sure your petition meets the following requirements, you will increase your chances of an approval. You must have...
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Alternative Business Visas to the H-1B Visa

Because the H-1B Visa is based on a lottery system, it is a good idea to know of alternative options for work visas which you can apply for if you are not selected in the lottery system or if you do not qualify for an H-1B Visa. Other Temporary Work Visa Options O Visa –...
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