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When You Must File an Amended H-1B Visa Petition Due to Changes in Work Site Locations and Travel

Sometimes when you are on your H-1B Visa, your worksite location can change which which makes it unclear whether you need to amend your H-1B Petition or you can just leave it alone without worrying about your visa being affected. This article will help you plan and strategize in deciding when you need to amend your H-1B Petition and when...
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Green Card Options for Students through Employment and Family Petitions

As a student, you can become eligible for a Green Card and permanent residency in the U.S. through your employment by having your employer sponsor you for an EB-2 or EB-3 visa, or by having a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder family member (Spouse, Parent, Child) file a family petition for you.  Green Card through Employment You must have...
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3 Types of O-1A Visa Criteria for Establishing Extraordinary Ability Which Can Be Used as Comparable Evidence for the O-1B Visa in the Arts, Motion Picture, and Entertainment Industry

This article will help you plan in showing how you are overall extraordinary by using 3 of the most underutilized criteria for establishing extraordinary ability. The criteria for O-1A Visas in the sciences, education, business, and athletics is different from the criteria for O-1B Visas in the arts, motion picture, and entertainment. However, comparable evidence can be used for both...
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Having Your U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder Spouse Petition for You

If your spouse is a US Citizen or Green Card Holder, they can petition for you. There are two ways to petition for you: either through Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing. Adjustment of Status When you are in the U.S., you can pursue adjustment of status. If your spouse is a U.S. citizen, they can file the spouse petition...
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The Job Search: When and How to Start Looking for a Post-Graduation Job

You must first ask yourself the following questions and depending on your answers, develop a strategy to get a job and work visa after your graduate and your work visa expires. When are you graduating?  What industry do you want to work in? Is it a competitive field?  Can you afford to spend several months to a year or longer...
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Career moves to Qualify for an O1 Visa

There are several career moves that will give you a head start on qualifying for an O Visa and strengthening your application! Keep in mind that the O Visa: is for individuals exceptional in their career field, so it is imperative that you are able to prove that and truly do excel. By following these moves, it will help build...
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Petitioning for Your Child

Options as a Green Card holder v. a Citizen  Must be biological child, adopted child, or step child See if they meet the requirements for “child” based on the relationship and age See if marital status has impact on type of petition
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Setting Yourself Up for Success Whether You Work On-Campus or Intern Off-Campus in the Summer

Many students work on campus during the semester, while others seek outside campus work experiences or internships. As an international student, you will need to factor in your student visa regulations for internships, staying on campus v. non-campus housing, going home v. staying in the U.S., having an internship that pays v. an unpaid internship, and whether the internship meets...
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O-1 Visa: Starting Now to Build Your Brand

It is never too late or too early to start building your brand and garnering recognition. Do not feel intimidated by the requirements for the O-1 Visa evidence; as you continue working in your career, you will notice that the evidence will accumulate.  O-1 Visa: Social Media Social media can be a powerful tool to utilize, considering the ability it...
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