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Some physicians eligible for a special national interest waiver

As we talked about in a previous post, there are some exceptions under which a foreign worker seeking an employment-based U.S permanent residency status that generally requires a labor certification does not need such a certification to be granted permanent resident status. One of these exceptions is if the worker receives a national interest waiver. This waiver not only clears a worker from the requirement to have a labor certification, but also the requirement that they must have a job offer.

How long can a person with L-1 status stay in the U.S.?

There are multiple types of employment-related non-immigrant visas here in America. One such type is the L-1 visa. These are visas that allow foreign workers to temporarily stay in the U.S. in relation to being transferred to a position in the U.S. by the company they work for. There are numerous requirements for this visa type, including that the transferred worker must be a manager/executive or have specialized knowledge.

The effects of quotas on the H-1B program

An employer who desires to place a skilled foreign worker in a position here in the U.S. is may sometimes file an H-1B status petition for the worker. This is a temporary status which allows foreign workers in certain specialty occupations to come into the United States. Our H-1B FAQ page contains a discussion of what "specialty occupation" means when it comes to this visa program.

New employment immigration pilot program launches

One of the steps of the petitioning process for employers who are seeking an employment visa for a worker they desire to have work in their U.S. operations is for immigration officials to review the employer's eligibility to petition for foreign workers. As with many steps of the employment immigration process, this step has a lot of paperwork requirements.

Fee increase for certain U.S. work visa petitions

One of the things trying to hire a foreign worker for a position here in the U.S. generally involves for an employer is petitioning for a visa for the worker. This petitioning process has many requirements attached to it, and following the applicable requirements is vital for employers. Experienced immigration lawyers can give companies looking to hire foreign workers information on what specific requirements they will have to meet in relation to U.S. visa petitions for the workers in question.

Can you self-petition for an employment-based green card?

When a person desires a U.S. green card, their options for seeking one vary based on their situation. Some individuals are able to self-petition for a green card. Others can only seek a green card through being sponsored by someone else. 

Congress considering bill on H-2B worker visas

When a business wants to bring a worker from another country into the U.S. temporarily for a job, a visa is generally required. There are multiple types of work-related visas here in America. There are numerous factors which can impact which type of visa would be most appropriate for a given employee. 

Some questions and answers in regards to the H-1B visa

One of the most common types of skilled worker visas that a non-immigrant person can attain when they legally enter the United States is the H-1B visa. As such, people have plenty of questions about this important visa. The H-1B visa is directly related to employment and having a specific skill in a specialized area.