Category Archives: Blogs

  1. When Is An H-1B Amendment Required?

    An H-1B amendment is required each time there is a material change in the terms and conditions of employment. The Federal Regulations provide that the petitioner shall file an amended or new petition, with fee to reflect any material changes in the terms and conditions of employment or training or the alien’s eligibility as specified…

  2. The Dawn Of A New Era: Becoming Familiar With The New Public Charge Rule

    It feels like we are writing a new blog almost every week.  Under the Trump administration, we have seen several new policies, and this one is no different.  The new public charge rule seeks to once again limit legal immigration by targeting low- income, low- skilled poorly- educated, elderly or disabled individuals and making it…

  3. E-2 Treaty Investors General Information

    The E-2 classification is a type of investor visa which allows an individual and his/her family to come to the United States on a temporary basis to run a business. E-2 classification is not open to everyone. For, example citizens of India do not qualify for E-2 status. Therefore, if you are a citizen of…

  4. TN NAFTA Professionals General Information

    As a result of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican citizens have the benefit of applying for classification as a TN NAFTA Professional. In order to apply for a TN visa, your position must be listed on the NAFTA list.  The list includes Accountants, Engineers, Lawyers, Pharmacists, Scientists and Teachers. For…

  5. Important updates on H-1B Electronic registration for FY 2021

    USCIS held a webinar on 02/06/20 for Employers wishing to file online registrations directly.  Today USCIS held a further webinar, specifically for Attorneys.  Below were the main points that were discussed in both webinars: Filing a registration: If an employer intends to use an Attorney to submit the Electronic registrations, both the Attorney and the…

  6. E-3 Specialty Occupation Visa For Australian Nationals

    What is an E-3 Visa? The E-3 visa is very similar to the H-1B visa in the sense that it is reserved for individuals working in a specialty occupation.  However, the E-3 visa is specifically for Australian nationals, their spouses and children under the age of 21. What is specialty occupation? The definition of “specialty…

  7. Important Considerations When Choosing An Entity Structure

    Why do I need an entity? The primary reason clients set up an entity is to separate the liability of the business from the individual owners. We represent many clients who need assistance in choosing the right entity structure for their business. What’s the best type of entity for my business? In short, it depends….

  8. A Boundary Line / Encroachment Issue And Possible Resolutions

    Texans are famous for their intensity in property rights, especially real estate property rights. Some Texans might even say that a person’s right to own and control a piece of land is that person’s most vital legal right as an American citizen. Now, whether that is true or not is a question I’ll leave up…

  9. CPT and H General Information

    Filing for H-1B change of status while working as F-1 student under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) The regulations allow international student visa holders (F-1 students) to participate in practical training and accept employment while still under F-1 status if the F-1 students have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis in a qualified educational institution…

  10. H-1B Electronic Registration- Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is USCIS implementing an Electronic Registration process for cap-subject petitions for FY 2021?   The electronic registration is intended to simplify the process of applying for a cap-subject petition by submitting a registration form online.  In previous years USCIS has required Employers to submit an entire petition.  By utilizing an online registration Employers will…

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