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Can an Employee's H1B Status be Transferred to Another Employee?

Can an Employee's H1B Status be Transferred to Another Employee?

Romish Badani
August 21, 2014

A foreign worker with H1B status can apply for transfer to a different sponsoring employee. This is a relatively recent change since those seeking transfers had to wait until the USCIS approved the transfer which was taking months.

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Top H1B Visa Mistakes that Employers Make

Top H1B Visa Mistakes that Employers Make

Romish Badani
August 19, 2014

Getting qualified foreign workers to your company can be a boom to your business, but there are mistakes that sponsoring employees make that can jeopardize their workers' H1B status and possibly result in penalties to you or debar you from filing subsequent petitions. Learn about common mistakes and issues and what your team should be doing to ensure you're protected.

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5 Ways to Check the Status of Your Pending Application with USCIS

5 Ways to Check the Status of Your Pending Application with USCIS

Jackie Tang
August 21, 2014

After you've filed your petition or application with USCIS, what happens next? It takes time USCIS to process your case, so it's important to keep track on the status to ensure that your petition or application is processed in a timely manner and to check to see if there are any issues that may cause a delay in the processing of your case.

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How to Bring My Parents to the United States

How to Bring My Parents to the United States

Manny
June 3, 2013

If you become interested in bringing your parents to live and work in the United States as permanent residents, you may find this post helpful in detailing the steps and requirements.

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How Long Does an H1B Visa Last and Can It be Extended?

How Long Does an H1B Visa Last and Can It be Extended?

Romish Badani
August 26, 2014

An H1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa used by American companies who wish to employ foreign workers in occupations that require college degrees or their equivalency. Most occupations for which foreign employees use the visa are in medicine, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology and the social sciences. Employees who are granted H1B visas may only work for the sponsoring American company.

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5 Facts HR Needs to Know About Sponsoring an H1B Employee

5 Facts HR Needs to Know About Sponsoring an H1B Employee

Romish Badani
August 14, 2014

Using the H1B visa can be a valuable resource to use to obtain qualified and well-educated foreign workers for your business. There are some facts, however, that any Human Resources department staff member needs to know when the company is considering sponsoring an H1B employee.

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Minimum Salary Requirements for H-1B Visa

Minimum Salary Requirements for H-1B Visa

Romish Badani
June 25, 2014

It seems like a simple question - how much money do you need to pay an employee under an H-1B visa? Let's look at how the government actually assesses the prevailing wage.

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Pitfalls When Renewing Your Green Card

Pitfalls When Renewing Your Green Card

Manny
June 27, 2013

After you have been in the U.S with a green card for more than 10 years as a lawful resident, it may be time for you to renew your green card! If you 1) are a lawful Permanent Resident who is not eligible for naturalization, 2) choose not to apply for naturalization, or 3) need your biographic information on your permanent resident card changed to reflect life changes or because of USCIS errors, you will eventually need to apply for a new permanent resident card (green card).

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Can Undocumented Immigrants Open Bank Accounts And Pay Taxes? How And Why?

Can Undocumented Immigrants Open Bank Accounts And Pay Taxes? How And Why?

Fernando
July 31, 2013

In 2010 alone, the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy reported that undocumented immigrants paid over $11 billion in taxes. Learn how to obtain a tax id and begin filing taxes.

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A Visual Representation of the Senate Immigration Bill

A Visual Representation of the Senate Immigration Bill

Forrest Blount
April 17, 2013
Hacking Immigration

Hacking Immigration

Forrest Blount
June 6, 2013
Blog Commentary: Immigrant Innovators: Job Stealers or Job Creators?

Blog Commentary: Immigrant Innovators: Job Stealers or Job Creators?

Romish Badani
October 10, 2014

The topic of United States employers hiring foreign national employees through programs like the H-1B visa is a polarizing issue with plenty of misconceptions. As Harvard Business School professor William Kerr noted in 2011, the unfortunate reality is that "as the H-1B issue has become more controversial, the amount of available data has shrunk," allowing these misconceptions to continue and be used for political leverage. Kerr's research attempts to shed light on the economic implications of the H-1B visa program, but several of the assertions in the research seem inconsistent with other notable research and facts about the H-1B process.

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Can A Co-Founder Sponsor My H1-B Visa Or Will I Lose My Visa Once I  Leave My Current Job?

Can A Co-Founder Sponsor My H1-B Visa Or Will I Lose My Visa Once I Leave My Current Job?

Romish Badani
July 22, 2014
Immigration a la Carte: Unbundling Immigration Legal Services

Immigration a la Carte: Unbundling Immigration Legal Services

Romish Badani
March 10, 2014
Fixing our broken immigration system one step at a time

Fixing our broken immigration system one step at a time

Jackie Tang
November 21, 2014

Learn how President Obama plans to tackle immigration reform.

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Non US Worker

Top 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Non US Worker

Allen Rodriguez
September 23, 2014
How to apply for a green card without leaving the United States

How to apply for a green card without leaving the United States

Romish Badani
March 24, 2014
Commentary: Immigration in America & The Growing Shortage of High-Skilled Workers

Commentary: Immigration in America & The Growing Shortage of High-Skilled Workers

Romish Badani
October 18, 2014

The H1-B visa is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa category for temporary workers. To earn this visa, an employer must offer a job and apply on the worker's behalf with the Immigration Department. The cap on the number of those visas available each year has fluctuated considerably over the past 15 years; from 115,000, in 1999, to 195,000 in 2001, to 65,000 in 2004 (possibly as a delayed security response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks), to the current limit of 85,000, set in 2005.

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I Want to Hire Someone Who is Not Authorized to Work in the United States. What Do I Do?

I Want to Hire Someone Who is Not Authorized to Work in the United States. What Do I Do?

Jackie Tang
September 14, 2014
How to Increase Transparency In Your Corporate Immigration Process

How to Increase Transparency In Your Corporate Immigration Process

Forrest Blount
October 27, 2014

Providing transparency into complicated legal matters isn't an easy process, but it's immensely beneficial. Not only is transparency a key way you can , it's also the best way to consistently improve it.

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Obama's Fight for the People: Immigration Reform

Obama's Fight for the People: Immigration Reform

Jackie Tang
November 21, 2014

President Obama and Congress have spent years disagreeing over immigration reform and the President has finally decided to take action alone. Tonight at 8:00PM EST, the President will address what executive actions he will be taking to fix our broken immigration system.

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Summary of The H1-B Cap 2014

Summary of The H1-B Cap 2014

Romish Badani
October 28, 2014

WASHINGTON U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that in just five (5) days, it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption.

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Top Five Things Employers Need to Know About the I-9 Form

Top Five Things Employers Need to Know About the I-9 Form

Jackie Tang
October 10, 2014
5 Tips For Great Virtual Child Visitation

5 Tips For Great Virtual Child Visitation

Yi-An
July 27, 2012
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

May 22, 2014
A Divorce Market for Men

A Divorce Market for Men

Arden Witherford
August 7, 2012
Top Startups Started by Immigrants

Top Startups Started by Immigrants

Allen Rodriguez
September 30, 2014
Why You Should Apply for Your Sibling's Green Card Soon

Why You Should Apply for Your Sibling's Green Card Soon

Romish Badani
May 29, 2013
Tips for Applying for a Fianc̩ Visa

Tips for Applying for a Fianc̩ Visa

Steve
June 9, 2013
Tech Companies that Sponsor the Most H1-B Visas

Tech Companies that Sponsor the Most H1-B Visas

Romish Badani
September 9, 2014
How to Find a Job in the US

How to Find a Job in the US

Allen Rodriguez
September 30, 2014
Can an H1B Visa Holder Raise Money on Kickstarter?

Can an H1B Visa Holder Raise Money on Kickstarter?

Romish Badani
August 11, 2014
Why The H1-B Visa is so Popular

Why The H1-B Visa is so Popular

Allen Rodriguez
September 4, 2014
Finding an Immigration Attorney in your Network

Finding an Immigration Attorney in your Network

Romish Badani
October 7, 2014
What to Look for in a Non-US Worker Before Sponsoring

What to Look for in a Non-US Worker Before Sponsoring

Allen Rodriguez
September 7, 2014
3 Ways Bridge US Simplifies Your Business Immigration Processes

3 Ways Bridge US Simplifies Your Business Immigration Processes

Forrest Blount
October 19, 2014

Learn how Bridge combines efficiency and transparency to improve the process and outcomes of your visa and green card applications.

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The Easiest Way to Reduce The Cost of Your Green Card

The Easiest Way to Reduce The Cost of Your Green Card

Forrest Blount
September 23, 2013
Our New Matters Dashboard

Our New Matters Dashboard

Forrest Blount
July 11, 2013
3 Steps for a Successful Sibling Migration to the USA

3 Steps for a Successful Sibling Migration to the USA

Forrest Blount
October 7, 2013
Payment plans with your immigration lawyer

Payment plans with your immigration lawyer

Manny
August 1, 2013
Immigration Eligibility Reports

Immigration Eligibility Reports

Forrest Blount
June 13, 2013
3 Steps for Successful Parent Immigration to the USA

3 Steps for Successful Parent Immigration to the USA

Forrest Blount
March 2, 2014