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Category Archives: Work Visa

How to Find a Job If You’re a U.S. Immigrant

With an unemployment rate lower than 4 percent in 2018, foreigners who are allowed to work in the United States are finding a lot of job opportunities. A 2017 survey conducted by, a popular internet job board, indicated that one third of American employers specifically look for foreign-born applicants to fill vacant positions at …Read More

All About the H1-B Work Visa Cap in 2018

In December 2017, the White House presented a proposal that allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to enter the United States and obtain work permits. The proposal calls for an amendment of the rules so the wives and husbands of H-1B visa holders will no longer be allowed to hold down jobs during their stay.  …Read More

H-1B Workers with Pending Adjustment of Status Face New Interview Requirements from USCIS

In an episode of HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley, a naturalized United States citizen born in Pakistan explained that his interview with immigration agents was not the most pleasant. The Java programmer, who originally came to the U.S. under the H-1B visa program, was apparently “asked about Al-Qaeda” 14 times.  As it has previously …Read More

How Long Will a U.S. Work Visa Last?

The length of time given to an immigrant to work in the United States is determined by the immigration category and the type of visa granted. There are two main categories: immigrant and non-immigrant. The latter is split into several types of visas while the former is limited to a just a few. Employment Authorization …Read More

5 Common Visa Renewal Mistakes to Avoid

While the initial application process for most visas and permits to work in the United States tends to be cumbersome, the same cannot be said of the renewal process, which is far more streamlined. However, this does not mean visa holders should be careless when extending their work permits. A single mistake could significantly delay …Read More

Common Issues When Applying for a U.S. Work Visa

Compared to other visa programs in the United States, the H-1B approval process presents a few layers of complexity and bureaucracy. If you are a foreign job applicant, you will only have to deal with about half of all the H-1B hurdles; the rest will be handled by your future employer and the immigration law …Read More

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