Non-immigrant Visa

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…

Non-immigrant Visa

TN Nonimmigrant Visa

One result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is that citizens of Canada and Mexico who wish to work temporarily or conduct temporary business activities in the United States – for up to three years – may apply for a TN nonimmigrant visa. As our NAFTA partners, Canadian and Mexican citizens may obtain…

Non-immigrant Visa

L-1A vs H-1B Visas

These days, there are many questions about the differences in visas available for immigrants. Understanding those differences can get confusing and frankly, overwhelming. For instance, what is the difference between L-1A and H-1B visas? If you are not sure, you are not alone. Let’s review what visa class may be right for you, as well…

Non-immigrant Visa

The O-1 Visa Class

Maybe you’ve heard of the O-1 visa, but what does it entail and can it be right for you? The O-1 nonimmigrant visa classification was designed for those foreign nationals recognized for having extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education, or business, or for anyone with a demonstrable record of nationally or internationally recognized…

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