Category Archives: US VISA NEWS

U.S. Companies Say H-1B Hires Are “Critical” to Success

The struggle for anyone submitting an H-1B petition has increased in the past few fiscal years, with the amount of applications being received increasing steadily every year. U.S. companies have been hiring more foreign workers based on their need for more foreign national talent. The consensus for most U.S. companies is that they would hire […]

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U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B Petitions, a New Record

This year has been a the U.S. has received a significant increase to the amount of H-1B petitions submitted for this fiscal year, about 50% more then what was received last year. The government only issues 85,000 H-1B visas a year, and 20,000 are reserved for people who have earned advanced degrees. So if you […]

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U.S. Runs out of Investor Visas again as Chinese Flood Program

Every fiscal year the United States sets a cap as to how many EB-5 immigrant investor visas can be issued; this is the second year in a row that the Chinese have over powered the amount of applications received. Starting May the State Department will no longer be issuing any EB-5 visas to individuals residing […]

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H-4 Rule Affecting Employment

In July 2014, we wrote about the proposal of the Department of Homeland Security to grant work authorization to certain H-4 dependents. On February 24, 2015, USCIS Director León Rodrigues announced that as of May 26, 2015, this work authorization will be granted to those eligible that apply. In order to qualify, the principal H-1B worker […]

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H-1B Frenzy

We are in the midst of the H-1B season. April 1, 2015 is when the applications begin to flood the USCIS with the last day to submit being likely within 2 to 4 days afterwards.  Applications are being prepared earlier than ever and with a cap of 65,000 applicants that are permitted per year, it is important […]

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How long can a Canadian stay in the US?

Hi this is Michael Niren immigration lawyer and founder of We are asked, especially during the winter season, how long cans a Canadian stay in the US. How long can a Canadian visit in the US? Well, there’s a real misconception out there and I want to try to clear it up once and […]

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New Visa Regulations Makes the US a Chinese Tourist Destination

The United States and China entered a reciprocal agreement at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit last year that will extend the length of short term business and tourist stays for the citizens of each country. Qualified applicants from China can now obtain multi-entry B-category nonimmigrant visas that are good for up to ten years. This […]

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Time to Start Work on Your H-1B Visa Petition

It’s almost time to submit your petition for an H-1B visa for the 2016 fiscal year which begins on October 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2015 until the cap of 65,000 has been met. Employers and prospective employees should begin the process now if they know they will require an H-1B […]

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A False Sense of Border Security

The GOP has been calling for improved border security which took on a fever pitch since Obama announced his executive action granting amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants last month. Obama’s announcement was a double whammy for the right. By giving a pass to these millions urging them to come out from the cold, Obama […]

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U.S . Customs and Border Protection launched first authorized app

U.S . Customs and Border Protection announced today the launch of the first authorized app to speed up a traveler’s entry process into the United States. The Mobile Passport Control will let travelers submit their passport information and customs declaration form by way of smartphone or tablet before CBP inspection. The app was developed by […]

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