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  • Everything You Need to Know About Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

    If you are an F-1 student, you have the option of training in the United States by engaging in practical training during your program or after it ends. Practical training can provide a valuable work experience by sharpening and adding to the skills you are learning in school. There are two types of practical training […]
  • H-1B DOMESTIC Visa Renewal Coming Soon

    The US Department of State is launching a pilot program that will allow H1B visa holders to renew their visas in the US, eliminating the need to travel abroad for an in-person visa interview. The program will begin in January 2024 and is limited to 20,000 H1B visa holders. This is a positive change that […]
  • Immigration Status Mismatch

    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and/or Social Security Administration (SSA) mismatch means that the information your employer entered in E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, did not match records available to DHS and/or SSA. A DHS and/or SSA mismatch case result does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work in the […]
  • Why This is a Great Time to Apply for the E-2 Visa

    Have you ever dreamed of living and working in the United States? Are you an entrepreneur? If so, we have a category for you called the E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa for investors. What does that mean? It means that if you like business and you either want to buy an existing one in the United States […]
  • What is the Difference Between CPT & OPT?

    If you are a non-U.S. citizen planning on attended school in the United States by obtaining an F-1 Student Visa, then knowing the difference between CPT and OPT is important. If you are an F-1 student, you have the option of training in the United States by engaging in practical training during your program or […]
  • Requesting Congressional Intervention

    When applying for a visa or a green card, sometimes it can take longer than the processing times recommended by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Many people do not know that they can contact their congressional representative to speed up their visa processing time. Members of Congress usually have one or more staffers liaising […]
  • Thanksgiving Travel Tips

    In the U.S., friends and family gather from all over to spend time together for Thanksgiving. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are planning to travel over this holiday.  U.S. Citizens For U.S. citizens, Thanksgiving weekend might be the perfect opportunity to travel abroad. First, you should ensure that your […]
  • Certain Visa Appointment Scheduling Platforms Change to U.S. Visa Scheduling

    U.S. Consulates all over the world such as India, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and others have recently switched to a new visa appointment scheduling system. Previously, consulates used U.S. Traveldocs. Now, some are starting to use a new appointment scheduling system called U.S. Visa Scheduling.  Unfortunately, the change in platforms has caused some issues for […]
  • Automatic 180-Day Extensions for Certain EAD Renewal Applicants

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that certain applicants who have filed for a renewal of Employment Authorization qualify for an automatic 180-day extension. In other words, noncitizens who have already filed to renew their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) will automatically get 180 more days added to their expiring EAD. This policy change […]
  • USCIS Notice to Amend H-1B Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently proposed to amend its regulations governing H-1B specialty occupation workers to modernize and improve the efficiency of the H-1B program, add benefits and flexibilities, and improve integrity measures. Some of the proposed provisions would narrowly impact other nonimmigrant classifications, including: E-3, F-1, H-2, H-3, L-1, O, P, […]