H-1B continues to be a popular non-immigrant temporary visa, allowing skilled foreign workers to work for U.S. employers at least for 3 years. However, there are situations when U.S. employers need skilled workers for shorter periods of time. Going through the cumbersome process of H-1B application (with high chances of not getting selected in H-1B lottery or denials during H-1B processing) seems impractical in such situations. B-1 in lieu of H-1B is a solution which combines the best of B-1 and H-1B visas and optimally caters to the employers in need. Find out the most important aspects of this arrangement. Which... READ MORE

TN visa, which refers to Trade NAFTA visa, is available for professionals in Canada, Mexico or U.S. to work in either of the other two countries. It is a special non-immigrant visa which came into existence under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by the three countries to improve trade and economic relationships. When comparing TN visa vs. H1B visa, another popular non-immigrant visa to work in U.S., one would find differences like: While an annual cap of 85,000 exists for H1B visa, there is no such cap restriction in case of TN visa TN visa application cost... READ MORE

The H-1B visa allows thousands of foreign nationals who have obtained Bachelor’s or advanced degrees to apply for a temporary work visa in a specialized occupation. Many international students who are studying at U.S. universities and have graduated with a U.S. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree apply to to change their F1 status to that of an H-1B non-immigrant worker. The ultimate goal, however, is the coveted green card to gain permanent resident status. At the same time, the visa program helps U.S. companies to benefit from this highly educated and specialized pool of talent allowing them a competitive advantage over... READ MORE

Do you see yourself working in the the end of this year? If yes, H1B jobs are what you should be aiming for. However, it requires you to be qualified and skilled for the specialty occupations in fields like IT, engineering, mathematics, science, medicine and more. If you fulfill this requirement, the next step is to look for companies that sponsor H1B visas. An H1B database can be your best source to obtain the most comprehensive information about different sponsors. The following guide focuses on how to use these databases for job search Reasons to Find a Sponsor A sponsor is... READ MORE

Once an H1B visa petition is filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the petitioner (a U.S. employer or sponsor) and the intended beneficiary (a foreign worker) have many questions in their minds.What are the important steps that must be followed during the entire process? What is the H1B case status of my application? Here’s a useful guide that answers many of these questions. H1B Process Breakdown Before learning about the actual H1B visa process steps, here’s a quick review of what happens before it: Sponsors Meet Foreign Workers: Sponsors are the U.S. employers or companies who have specialty job... READ MORE