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4 Must Knows for After Getting an O-1 Visa Approval When You Applied While You Were in the U.S.

4 Must Knows for After Getting an O-1 Visa Approval When You Applied While You Were in the U.S. Your work is not done after you get the USCIS approval letter and just because you have an O-1 Visa for three years does not mean, you can just stay in the U.S. without meeting certain...
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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. Include the full name, address, and citizenship of the author. Address how the writer of the affidavit knows the beneficiary and petitioner. Provide specific information about a shared experience or the...
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2 Top Tips to Meet the Contract Requirement when You do Not have a Written Contract with your Employer in Your O-1 Visa Petition

If you do not have a fully executed, written contract with your employer for the O-1 Visa petition, do not worry. These 2 Top Tips will help you plan and build evidence to meet the contract requirement. Submit a deal memo, group of emails, or other writing that meets the requirements of a basic contract,...
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5 tips for strong evidence for a family petition

Present the evidence in an organized, clear, and presentable manner.  Submit copies of unabridged, official birth certificates. Submit all Certificates of Disposition for any criminal history. Submit all tax returns and tax transcripts. Submit different types of evidence to establish the family relationship including official documents, joint documents, photographs, affidavits, travel itineraries, event invitations, and...
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3 Top Tips for Maximizing Your Employer Letter to Use as Evidence of Your Extraordinary Ability in Your O-1 Visa Petition

1. Have the Employer Letter follow a similar format as an expert letter in establishing the distinguished background of the employer. An employer letter is not an expert letter but usually the employers are experts in the industry, and therefore, what they write in the letter could also serve as expert testimony. 2. The employer...
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3 tips for renewing work visa

Gather evidence and documentation in advance to make the process easier (keep in mind you need to submit the extension application 90 days early or earlier)  Discuss with your employer about a visa extension early  Consider if you need professional, legal help with the application so that you are not struggling to find one last...
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3 Top Tips on How to Meet the Bachelor’s Degree Requirement When You Have a Foreign Degree for an H-1B Application

Depending on what country your Bachelor’s Degree is from, USCIS will not automatically recognize it as an equivalent to an U.S. Bachelor’s Degree. Additionally, USCIS sometimes will not accept a basic credential evaluation agency determination of equivalency.  You do not want to wait for USCIS to return your application for this reason. These 3 Top...
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5 Tips to Look for a Job While a Student

As an international student, on a student visa, it is a good idea to plan and strategize for a job after graduation, far in advance of your graduation and while you are a student, if you wish to stay and work in the U.S. Here are 5 tips for steps you can take while studying...
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5 Must Haves to Get a Temporary B-1 Business Visitor Visa

The purpose of the trip is to enter the United States for business of a legitimate nature; The trip is for a specific limited period of time; You have sufficient funds to cover the expenses of the trip and stay in the United States; You have a residence outside the United States that you have...
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4 Top Tips for Preventing 4 Common Issues that Lead to Delays with Your H-1B Application Once Your Petition Has Been Selected

Sometimes people submit an H-1B Application and put it together days before the deadline, without planning in advance. This leads to delays due to some common reasons, once the petition has been selected in the lottery, which could jeopardize your eligibility and approval of the H1-B application. These 4 Top Tips will help you plan...
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