US Work Permits and Work Visas News

The latest US immigration news and updates about US work permits, how to get yourself approved, what to do if your work permit expires. These include the TN, H-1B, J-1, and H-2B visas, along with other temporary work permits. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for US work permits and work visas, visit our section on US Work Permits.

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Can a US Work Visa Holder’s Spouse Work in the US

July 26, 2014 / /

Michael Niren: So we have a question. Can the spouse of a work permit holder work in the United States? So generally speaking when an individual applies for a work visa to the U.S., they can bring their spouse and dependent children along with them. Now generally speaking the spouse cannot work. The spouse can […]

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H-1B Visas and the US Economy

Study Finds that Limiting the H-1B Visas Hinders US Economy

July 3, 2014 / /

A new study co-authored by UC Davis economics Professor Giovanni Peri and funded by the bipartisan Partnership for a New American Economy found that capping the number of visas issued to foreign-born tech workers limits the number of US-born workers that employers could hire. American tech interests have wanted to increase the number of available […]

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H-1B Visa Cap Has Been Reached For 2014

June 10, 2014 / /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. This is Michael Niren, I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of It was just announced today, that the H-1B cap for the fiscal year of 2015 has been reached. That means, no more H1B’s will be accepted, unless it’s a non-profit affiliated with a university, or […]

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What is the H1B work visa for the United States?

May 21, 2013 / /

If you are in a specialty occupation, that is an occupation that requires a very high level of skill, you may have heard of the H1B work visa. This visa is specifically for applicants who are in specialty occupations, and in most cases these occupations require a university degree. The United States government begins accepting […]

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Work in the US as a Canadian Citizen

Can I Work in the US as a Canadian Citizen?

April 11, 2013 / /

Canadian citizens are allowed to work in the United States, just like any other foreign national. However, before they can legally work in the United States or take a job, they are required to obtain a United States work visa. Almost everyone who wants to work in the United States needs to apply for a […]

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Do I Qualify for the H1B Work Visa?

March 31, 2013 / /

Applications for the H1B work visa will be accepted starting on April 1st, 2013. These applications will be for the fiscal year 2014, and applicants can start working as early as October 1st 2013 in some cases. The H1B work visa is not just for any type of job in the United States, and it […]

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H-1B Work Visa for Canadians

February 6, 2013 / /

The H-1B work visa for the United States is a work visa that Canadians may apply for if they meet the requirements for eligibility. This type of work visa is for foreign workers to work in “specialty occupations”, which means that the occupation you are working in must require a very high level of skill.  […]

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Am I eligible for an H-1B visa

Am I Eligible for an H-1B Visa for the United States?

November 2, 2012 / /

Who is Eligible for an H-1B Visa A H-1B work visa is a United States work permit for specific occupations that require a highly skilled worker to fill an open position. Many of these positions are in technical fields and require a University degree. You could be eligible for one if you meet the following H-1B […]

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Work Permit Approved at Niagara Bridge: No Hassles

October 29, 2012 / /

Hello Shabnam, We are pleased to report that Ippei  is now in possession of a Work Permit. We  crossed the border at Niagara Rainbow Bridge on Friday Oct 26. It took 20 mins of processing time for Ippei to enter US. Returned on the same bridge 2 hours later  and got processed at Immigration Canada […]

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Which Industries Sponsor H-1B Visas

October 12, 2012 / /

The state of some businesses makes it difficult to find employees who can fulfill certain duties as needed in specific operations.  While the unemployment rate is still holding at a high level, qualifications for specialist positions makes it difficult to find the necessary employees needed for specialized work. Many companies look to foreign markets to […]

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