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Tag: H-1B Visas

  • Can You Hold Nonimmigrant Status AND TPS?

    Many people are unsure if they can hold nonimmigrant status and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) simultaneously. The short answer is yes, you can hold both statuses at the same time, as long as you remain eligible for both. This means, in order to maintain both statuses, you must comply with each of the separate guidelines […]
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  • Visa Dropbox Appointment: Everything You Need to Know

    When applying for a U.S. visa, one necessary step involves attending an in-person visa interview. During this session, a consular officer will evaluate your qualification for the visa. You may be asked about several topics such as the purpose of your travel, employment, financial standing, educational background, and your familial and residential circumstances. The primary […]
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  • H-1B1 Visa: Free Trade Agreement Professional

    A sub-category of the H-1B category is the H-1B1 program, which provides for the temporary employment of nonimmigrant aliens in specialty occupations from Chile and Singapore. Current laws limit the annual number of qualifying foreign workers who may be issued an H-1B1 visa to 6,800 with 1,400 from Chile and 5,400 from Singapore.  Basic Requirements […]
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  • Updates on the FY 2024 H-1B Lottery

    On March 27, 2023, USCIS announced it had received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap, including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). USCIS announced last week that it received a whopping 780,884 total registrations for the lottery. For context, last year USCIS received 483,927 […]
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  • H-1B Backup Plan: Canada

    Do you need an alternative strategy because you didn’t get selected in the H-1B Lottery. Tiffany McKenzie explains the option of working in Canada in the video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • I Wasn’t Selected in the H-1B Lottery – What Do I Do Next?

    If you were not selected in the H-1B lottery, don’t worry! You have options. In this video, we will discuss what to do if you were not selected in the H-1B lottery and some of your possible options. The H-1B category is designated for temporary professionals to work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation, […]
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  • Are You One of the Lucky Few Selected in the H-1B Visa Lottery? Here’s What You Need to Know!

    If you’ve been selected in the H-1B Visa Lottery, it’s important to know your next steps. In this video, immigration lawyer Gabriella Agostinelli from Berardi Immigration Law walks you through what you need to do now that you have won the visa lottery. The H-1B category is designated for temporary professionals to work in the […]
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  • USCIS Announces H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

    USCIS announced yesterday that it received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap), including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). USCIS randomly selected from the registrations properly submitted to reach the cap, and has notified all prospective petitioners with selected registrations that […]
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  • When Will The H-1B Visa Lottery Results Come Out?

    If you are waiting for the H-1B Visa Lottery Results, watch this video! We will explain what happens after the lottery is complete and when you can expect to hear back from USCIS. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Adjudication of H-1B Petitions for Nurses

    The most up to date U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memo on the adjudication of H-1B petitions for nursing position was issued in 2015, making it still applicable today. Its purpose was to assist USCIS officers in deciding whether or not a nursing position meets the definition of a specialty occupation.  H-1B Specialty […]
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