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Types of employment visas employers might find beneficial

Some individuals who come into the United States do so on an employment visa, which is sponsored by an employer. When employers want to get workers here via one of these visas, they must know a bit about the options that fall under this category. As an employer, you have several things that you have to do in order to

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The EB-5 visa program allows investors to come to the U.S.

There are many different visa programs to help people immigrate to the United States, each of which can apply to different personal and career situations. Many people are familiar with the HB-1 visa, which allows for skilled workers to enter the United States. Others are also aware of the L group of visas, which help those with existing work relationships

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Does your company need an L-1A or L-1B visa for a transfer?

For many businesses, it makes more financial sense to transfer internal employees when a position opens up. Whether you are taking an employee with years of experience and promoting them to a new position or having that person move into a similar position in a new location, it can be much easier then training someone new. It is also more

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I-9 Verification Places Employers at Risk of Severe Penalties for Failing to Notice Errors in Paperwork

Employers are responsible for ensuring the employee completed section one of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and for completing section two of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, as well as to verify that proper documentation has been provided to demonstrate an employee’s eligibility to work in the U.S. Failing to properly verify their employees places employers at significant

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What do you need to do to get the E-2 classification?

If you are planning on investing in the United States but live in a foreign country, one thing you should look into is an E-2 treaty investor visa. This classification identifies you as a person who is allowed to be admitted into the United States for the purpose of investing capital into U.S.-based businesses. The E-2 nonimmigrant classification only works

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Visa programs allow immigrant workers to stay with their families

Growing companies often need to have a broad approach to securing the best possible talent for open positions. In some cases, that could mean hiring workers from another country to fill a skilled role within your business. Whether that person has an existing relationship with your company or is a new hire, securing a work visa is only one critical

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USCIS Reports That H-1B Approvals Historic Low

For many employers and employees the H-1B Visa has become an elusive thing of the past decade as H-1B approvals have gone from an all-time high of around 87% to an all-time low under 60%.1 These charts tell the story of how the H-1B visa became evermore available over the past ten years to plummet 20% below the numbers 10

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The essentials of E-1 Treaty Trader & E-2 Treaty Investor visas

Trade and investments play a large role in international commerce. For foreign nationals interested in trade or investing in the U.S., the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers two non-immigration visas to encourage trade and investment opportunities. E-1 Treaty Traders This non-immigrant visa classification allows a citizen of a county with which the U.S. has a treaty of commerce

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L-1A visa holders (and others) can obtain green card under the EB-1C category

The L-1A visa is a non-immigrant employment visa that allows a qualifying company to send a qualifying owner, manager, or executive employee to a qualifying related U.S. company with existing offices in the U.S. as an executive or manager or send the owner, manager, executive as manager or executive to the U.S. to establish an office in the U.S. The

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No Procedural Changes for H-1B FY2019 Cap Season

No Procedural Changes for H-1B FY2019 Cap Season Confirms SCOPS USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) confirmed no procedural changes for the FY2019 H-1B cap season is anticipated The discussed pre-registration system procedures will not be implemented. The same procedures as were used for the FY2018 H-1B season will be followed. USCIS does not anticipate premium processing will be suspended

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