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COVID-19 and Visa Processing Times – Read Now for an Important Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed down the United States immigration process. Not only are consulates and embassies short-staffed, but vaccinations have not yet reached certain populations, making travel difficult. Visa processing times are still compromised. Because of continued COVID-19 precautions and limited resources, U.S. embassies and other consular posts are operating on reduced staffing….

Non-immigrant Visa

Foreign Talent Doesn’t Harm U.S. Workers

According to a June 2021 policy brief by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) “U.S.-born IT professionals and computer and information systems majors continued to earn, on average, substantially more than other professional workers and other majors.” The brief also touches on the effect of foreign talent on the U.S. job market. No Competition…

Non-immigrant Visa

News Flash: Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals wishing to renew a nonimmigrant visa. The visa must be in the same classification and category. This is not the first instance of such an expansion.   48 Months is the Magic Number Originally, only applicants whose visa had expired within the last…

Non-immigrant Visa

How to Change Your Visa Status

Nonimmigrant visas are approved for immigrants who plan to be in the United States temporarily. The federal government has established more than forty carefully defined nonimmigrant visa categories. That provides a lot of options for those who want to enter the U.S. temporarily to work, study, conduct business, or simply take in the sights and…

Non-immigrant Visa

Rising Demand for H-2B Visas

Employers in a number of industries across the U.S. rely on the H-2B visa program. The H-2B visa program allows thousands of foreign laborers from sixty-two nations to enter the U.S. temporarily every year to work in sectors of the economy that include construction, hospitality, landscaping, and food services. While the Trump Administration has targeted…

Non-immigrant Visa

U.S. Business Visa Interview Best Practices

Several options for immigration are available for business visitors to the United States. There are five categories of “EB” visas (employment-based visas) for immigrants eligible to work in the United States as permanent residents, and employer sponsorship is sometimes required for those business visas. Temporary, non-immigrant visas are also offered to those who want or…