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Tips for a Successful Visa Interview

Tips for a Successful Visa Interview

10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa 1) TIES TO HOME COUNTRY Under US law, all applicants for nonimmigrant visas are viewed as intending immigrants until they can convince the consular officer that they are not. You must therefore be able to show that you have reasons for returning to your home […]

Students with F-1 visa status have opportunities that can put them on a path to permanent residence

Students with F-1 visa status have opportunities that can put them on a path to permanent residence

BY Allan Wernick F-1 visa holders qualify for Optional Practical Training employment authorization that allows them to ask an employer to sponsor them for H-1B temporary professional employment status, which can lead to an employment-based immigrant visa Q: My brother is here on an F-1 student visa. How can he become a permanent resident? Cynthia, […]

H-1B Visas: 5 Big Trends In 2014

H-1B Visas: 5 Big Trends In 2014

What should CIOs and hiring managers prepare for in the 2014 H-1B application process? Experts say beware new twists. Planning to sponsor applications for new H-1B visas next year? You’d better start prepping now. Experts expect the visa, which enables non-US citizens that meet certain criteria to work legally on American soil, to be in […]

US pledges flexibility on comatose Pakistani student

US pledges flexibility on comatose Pakistani student

The United States said Thursday it would show flexibility over the visa of a comatose Pakistani exchange student whose family fears he would not survive a trip home. Relatives of Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa, 20, who was injured when a deer struck his car in November, say that the insurance company is pressing to return him […]