Category

Article

What are your work options on a F-1 visa?

F-1 students do have the option of working on campus subject to certain requirements. They may not work off-campus during the first academic year. After the first academic year, F-1 students can pursue three types of off-campus employment and obtain work authorization (EAD): Curricular Practical Training (CPT); Optional Practical Training (OPT)  (pre-completion or post-completion); and ...
Read More

5 Top Tips for a Strong Affidavit for a Bona Fide Marriage

These 5 Top Tips will help you build a strong affidavit to establish a bona fide marriage to get a successful spouse petition approved.  1. Include the full name, address, and citizenship of the author. 2. Address how the writer of the affidavit knows the beneficiary and petitioner. 3. Provide specific information about a shared...
Read More

Do I need a fully executed, written contract with my employer for the O-1 Visa petition?

It is not required to have a fully executed, written contract with your employer for the O-Visa petition.  You can submit a deal memo, group of emails or other writing that meets the requirements of a basic contract However, the evidence must detail the following: an offer Acceptance the payment or other compensation the position...
Read More

Who is subject to the J-1 Visa Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement?

Some J-1 visas are subject to a two-year home-country physical presence requirement, which means the J-1 visa holder must return to their home country for at least two years after their exchange visitor program, unless they are approved for a waiver. The Department of Homeland Security must approve the waiver before the J-1 visa can...
Read More

5 Top Tips on How to Avoid Getting Your I-485, Green Card Application, Returned or Denied

The following 5 Top Tips address the most common reasons for why an I-485, Green Card Application, is returned or outright denied, and will help to reduce your chances of getting your application returned or denied. 1. Pay the Fees  If you are including a check, make sure there are sufficient funds in your account...
Read More

Can I have multiple employers for my O-1 Visa petition?

Having multiple employers for your O-Visa petition is by no means necessary, but can be beneficial.  Employer letters are a significant part of the petition, because they sponsor you and emphasize you are extraordinary ability and how that would be beneficial to the employer in the United States. These well-drafted letters can help establish your...
Read More

When to get a Visa Extension

In advance of your visa expiring  Do not wait until last minute At least 45 days before hand, depending on the visa 6 months in advance (h-1b visa) For the visitor visa:  If you have more upcoming events or activities planned even a few days after your visa expires If you have a legitimate reason...
Read More

How to Maximize Your Ability to Find An Employer to File a Green Card Visa Petition for You as a First Year or Second Year College International Student

This article will help you to plan and strategize to maximize your ability to get a Green Card employer sponsorship before you graduate. Your chances of getting the Green Card sponsorship are higher if you begin planning in your first or second year of college. If you only have one to two years until you...
Read More

How to change the status of your visa

Apply using the form associated with your specific visa Submit the request as soon as you decide to go pursue a different status i.e. visitor to student Know for certain you want to change the status before pursuing it  Make sure to have thought it out 
Read More

Finding an Employer to File a Green Card Visa Petition for You When You Have Less than Two Years Left to Graduate or are in a Masters Degree Program as an International Student

This article will help you to plan and strategize to maximize your options for getting a Green Card employer sponsorship before you graduate or after you graduate. Your chances of getting the Green Card sponsorship are higher if you begin planning in your first or second year of college. If you only have one to...
Read More
1 2 3 4 5