EB 5 Concurrent Filing

Renewed attention on foreign investors who seek to live, work, and study in the United States   Since its inception, the EB-5 Visa program has been one of the most dependable means to get permanent residency in the United States. It permits investors and their families to live, work, and study in any U.S. location. The […]

EB Immigration Policy

Are EB Immigration hurdles going to resolve soon? Key Highlights from CRS Report The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently published a report on the Employment-Based (EB) Immigration policy of United States which mentioned that there are about 140,000 international workers and their families who are granted lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or green cards by […]

Concurrent H1B

Concurrent H1B   What is a Concurrent H1B? “Concurrent H1B” is a term used to describe an H1B petition filed on behalf of a foreign worker in the U.S. who already has an H1B visa and wants to be able to work in another job at the same time. A new employer can file a […]

EB-5 Immigration Update

THE EB-5 Program The EB-5 Program, also known as the Immigrant Investor Program and administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allows qualified foreign investors who meet specific capital investment and job creation requirements to obtain permanent residency and become contributing members of U.S. communities. The EB-5 Program (the “Program”) was established by Congress […]

STEM Factsheet

STEM initiative and immigrants’ role in the US workforce In the United States, the need for people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) keeps increasing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that between 2020 and 2030, the country will need about one million more people to fill new STEM jobs. Immigrants, on […]

Teachers Exchange

J-1 VISA for Teachers A J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa provided by the United States to research scientists, lecturers, and exchange tourists participating in programmes promoting cultural interchange, particularly to gain medical or business training in the United States. All applicants must meet eligibility standards and English language requirements, in addition to being sponsored […]

H2B Update

H-2B Visa for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers The H-2B visa is the second type of temporary US work visa within the H-2 category. The H-2B programme is for temporary non-agricultural employees, whereas the H-2A visa is for temporary agricultural workers. Employers who can prove a temporary need for labour but cannot locate them in the United […]

2023 H-1B Updates

Updates to the FY 2023 H-1B Cap: Everything You Must Know   The H-1B Cap is the annual limit on the number of H-1B visas that can be issued. The Master’s Cap is the maximum amount of H-1B visas that can be given to foreign nationals with a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. […]

USCIS Tweaks Handling of Cases

USCIS has made changes to help immigrants USCIS is the part of the government that handles legal immigration to the United States. Due to a number of reasons, the US immigration mechanism had become clogged over the years and there was a need for reforms and restructuring. In this backdrop, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]

Employment Based Visa

Employment Based Immigration Visas   Employment based immigration visas, or Green Cards, allow migrants to gain lawful permanent residence in the US in order to engage in skilled work. There are two ways to obtain a US Green Card: one way is through a family member, the other way is to obtain an employment based […]