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Overview: Issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an H-4 visa is a dependent visa for the immediate family members, i.e., spouse and children under 21 years of age, of H-1B visa holders. It allows the family to lawfully come and stay in the U.S. with the H-1B

At a Glance Required documents for H-1B renewal: Copies of visas, I-94s, and I-797 approval notices. Additional documents include university diplomas, transcripts, academic evaluation of foreign degrees, experience letters, resume, recent paychecks, job offer letter, job description, company brochur…

The most recent hiccup in the Trump administration is the government shutdown. A shutdown happens when the Senate doesn’t approve the budget. The last time it happened was in 2013 due to disagreements on Obamacare. The government shutdown impacts many government agencies and no work is done un…

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As per the F-1 Students Regulatory Board, OPT Students can travel abroad on certain conditions. They require additional documents and paperwork to be able to come back to the US. Though there are certain risks involved, as OIE does not guarantee that the students will be granted admission by Customs…

Planning to live and work in the U.S. this year? The first step is to apply for an H-1B Visa 2023 petition with the USCIS. Struggling to find an H-1B visa sponsor, especially from India? Wondering which companies can sponsor you? Those on H4 or F1 visas already in the

At a Glance The H-1B Visa is for foreign professionals hired by US companies, requiring a bachelor’s degree and demonstrating the lack of qualified US applicants. The L1 Visa is for managers/executives transferring within the same company or opening US operations, with requirements such as emp…

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​​The final step to legally work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation is securing an H-1B visa stamp. This involves visiting a U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country and presenting specific documents. These include a valid passport, a completed DS-160 form, your USCIS-approved petition, and…

At a Glance A proxy interview involves someone representing you in the interview process. Common in the IT industry, individuals modify resumes to match yours to secure positions. Consultancies facilitate proxy interviews but often offer low salaries, exploiting job seekers. Consider ethical implica…

The Labor Condition Application (LCA) is a crucial first step for US employers planning to hire foreign workers under the H-1B visa program. Before employing an H-1B worker, an employer must submit an LCA to the Department of Labor (DOL), confirming commitments to pay the prevailing wage, maintain s…

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At a Glance H4 visa allows spouses and children under 21 of H1B visa holders to join them in the US. H4 visa holders can work, get a driver’s license, open bank accounts, go to school, and obtain a Tax ID and social security number. No cap on H4 visas

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