Navigating Post-H-1B Lottery Challenges: Canadian Relocation Alternatives

The announcement of the H-1B visa lottery results often marks a period of uncertainty for many skilled international workers in the United States. For those not selected, the path forward may seem daunting. However, Canada emerges as a viable alternative, offering several strategic immigration options that bypass the standard labor market verification...

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H-1B Concurrent Employment: A Solution for Those Who Missed the H-1B Lottery

As the dust settles from the initial H-1B Cap selection process for 2024, many employers are now exploring alternative avenues to sponsor highly qualified employees for essential roles. While options like L-1 visas for intracompany transfers, O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary abilities, and J-1 and F-1 visas for students are available,...

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What to Do Next: Navigating Post-Residency Steps for International Medical Graduates

Completing a medical residency in the United States is a monumental achievement for international medical graduates (IMGs). However, transitioning from residency to practicing medicine or furthering your career in the U.S. involves several critical steps, especially if you're looking to secure a Green Card. Here's a structured approach to help IMGs navigate...

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Essential Immigration Insights for Mergers and Acquisitions

In the intricate world of mergers and acquisitions, attention often centers on the financial, legal, and operational dimensions. However, in a globally connected marketplace, the immigration status of a multinational workforce is increasingly pivotal. Here are five crucial immigration aspects to consider in M&A activities:

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Alternative Work Visa Options in the US for Foreign Nationals: What to Consider When the H-1B Lottery Fails You (ABC’s H-1B series final series)

Each year, many foreign nationals apply for H-1B visas to work and live in the United States. However, with the annual H-1B visa lottery and the limited number of visas available, many qualified candidates may be left without a visa. This is why it's important to explore other work visa options that...

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USCIS Announces Completion of FY 2025 H-1B Selection Process and Important Filing Updates

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed the initial H-1B electronic registration selection process for the fiscal year (FY) 2025. With enough registrations received to meet the H-1B cap, including the advanced degree exemption, USCIS has selected sufficient candidates and notified prospective petitioners eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions.

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USCIS Announces FY 2025 H-1B Cap Season Closures, Filing Location Changes, and New Fees

The initial registration period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap closed on March 25, 2024, with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) preparing to randomly select registrations to meet the numerical allocations. Notably, from April 1, 2024, USCIS mandates that all H-1B and H-1B1 Form I-129 petitions be...

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USCIS Announces Extension for FY 2025 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the initial registration deadline for the FY 2025 H-1B cap from March 22 to March 25, 2024, due to a temporary system outage. This extension ensures all prospective petitioners can complete their registrations despite the technical difficulties. USCIS introduced new organizational accounts on...

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Understanding H-1B Cap-Exempt Employers: A Guide for Foreign Workers and Businesses

Navigating the intricacies of the H-1B visa process is a critical step for skilled foreign professionals aiming to work in the United States, and for the businesses eager to leverage global talent. The H-1B visa, a cornerstone of U.S. employment-based immigration, faces annual numerical limits, with 65,000 visas available under the regular...

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