Category Archives: US VISA NEWS

Renouncing Your U.S Citizenship

  Thinking of renouncing your U.S citizenship? Since the 1960’s, U.S citizenship laws have changed – simply voting in a foreign election would automatically revoke a person’s status. While certain laws have made revoking status a bit complicated, this has not impeded people to expatriate. There are many reasons why you may choose to do […]

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US Visa Waiver Program Under Scrutiny

As recently reported by International Business Times, lawmakers in the United States are set to review the US visa waiver program that has been in place for nearly 30 years, due to the current foreign fighter threat. As it stands, the US Waiver Program allows visitors from various participating countries to travel to the United States without a […]

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How New US Visa Requirements Will Hurt Venezuela Tourism

As recently reported by UPI, Venezuela tourism industry could be hurt thanks to the new US visa requirements. The new development could lead to a 10% decline in tourist numbers. Ongoing tension between the two governments has meant that the country has been left behind in terms of tourism – and is in fact, the only country on the planet […]

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New Opportunities on the Horizon for E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Holders

The E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress on April 16th and is currently under consideration. The E-1 Treaty Trader visa and E-2 Treaty Investor Visa may only be issued to nationals from countries of which the US maintains a trade treaty. People from all over the world bring their companies to […]

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U.S. Employers not Taking Advantage of TN Visas

Many employers do not utilize the option of the TN Visa so many of the talent is gone to waste, instead hiring using H-1B visas. The TN visa category is available for Canadian and Mexican citizens who will work for a U.S. employer as outlined under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA has […]

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Increase of Vacant IT Jobs Due to Low H-1B Visa Cap

Recently there have been a lot of vacant IT jobs in the US, which has resulted in a major impact on the American IT Industry; recently they have been arguing that the cap on the H-1B visas needs to be increased in order to attract new applicants. The IT industry is forever a growing field […]

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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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