FREE DOWNLOAD: Click Here To Download The Employers Guide to the H-1B Process.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Click Here To Download The Employers Guide to the H-1B Process.

Category: Immigration

Employers Prepare For H-1B Season!

Employers Prepare! The FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registration Begins March 9, 2021 The H-1B visa is one of the most coveted non-immigrant visas due to foreign nationals’ ability to have dual intent (the intent to enter the U.S. on a temporary work visa and obtain an adjustment of status to an immigrant visa eventually). However, the U.S. has a cap

Read More »

Federal restrictions eased over work visas

The Trump administration issued significant concessions in August relating to immigration restrictions announced in June. The president signed an order on June 22, banning migrants’ entry through the end of 2020 in specific visa categories, including L-1B visas for specialized workers. The suspension does not apply to visa applicants already in-country before the ban took effect on June 24, or

Read More »

What you should know about L-1 visas

The L-1 visa program has been invaluable for multinational businesses. It’s important to understand how this program can benefit your business and to understand some of the challenges the program is currently facing. Who is the L-1 visa for? The L-1 visa is a temporary visa for workers who are coming to a U.S. office of a multinational business. It

Read More »

Why am I receiving an RFE for my H-1B visa petition?

You worked with your boss to submit your H-1B employment visa petition. A couple months have gone by, and now – instead of receiving your H-1B approval – the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has sent you something called an RFE. Why have you received this, and is it cause for concern? What is an RFE? A Request

Read More »

USCIS reaches H-1B cap Litwin & Smith ready to file your H1B Petition

  A sufficient number of registrations have been received for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to fill its annual allotment of H-1B nonimmigrant specialty employee visas for the upcoming fiscal year. The agency caps applications at 85,000 – 65,000 for foreign nationals with a bachelor’s degree, and 20,000 with a master’s or higher. The USCIS says it

Read More »

New application process for H-1B visas begins March 1

A new electronic registration process for the overhauled H-1B visa system is now ready for the fiscal year 2021 lottery. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says the new system is an easier-to-use streamlined process. The USCIS says the new electronic system will reduce paperwork and save employers money when petitioning for H-1B visas. Under a simplified online process,

Read More »

H-1B visas in 2020: More expensive and more stringent?

The H-1B visa program has already been the subject of some high-profile change. That includes the new electronic registration requirement with $10 fee, its impact on the lottery and reports of ever-increasing application denials. The tumult may not end any time soon. Two proposed rules could alter the H-1B visa process even further. Tightening the definition of ‘best and brightest’

Read More »

Immigrants to be denied visas if they can’t afford health care

The current administration said it would deny visas to immigrants who are unable to prove they can pay for their own health insurance or medical costs once they become official residents of the United States. The administration justified the move by saying immigrants are three times as likely to lack health insurance coverage, which would impose a burden on American

Read More »

How is a national interest waiver visa different from others?

Individuals from other countries seek work opportunities in the U.S. for many reasons. However, there are many restrictions and guidelines to be aware of. These revolve around the professional qualifications of the individual applying for that specific work visa. Employment-based immigration is split into two work visa categories, first and second preferences. First preference visas require an individual to fall

Read More »

Asylee EAD expiring, Spousal EAD months away what to do?

While a US citizen sponsored spouse might not be ineligible to adjust for unauthorized employment. An LPR sponsored spouse would be ineligible. Further, while the sponsored spouse may not be ineligible for a green card. The employer may be penalized for employing without authorization. After the current EAD expires could take time off from work and wait for the new

Read More »

Schedule a consultation


6379 Clark Avenue, Suite 260
Dublin, CA 94568


5201 Great America Parkway,
Suite 320, Santa Clara, CA 95054