nonimmigrant 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…

H-1B Visa

How to Find an H-1B Visa Sponsor

The most important thing to know about obtaining employment in the U.S. and obtaining an H-1B work visa is that you should contact an experienced Dublin immigration attorney for sound legal guidance and assistance as you seek to obtain the visa. U.S.-based employers who act as H-1B visa sponsors – and those who would like…

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

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

Audit by DOS: Verification or Intrusion?

The Department of State (DOS) has recently confirmed the commencement of its independent verification of information contained in visa applications. Sam Shihab & Associates also confirms that some of its clients have been contacted by the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) via contractors by telephone as part of the process. Intrusive Verification Questions However, some of…

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