H-4 Visa Holders May Lose Work Permit

There are indications that the Trump administration is preparing to issue regulations rescinding the ability of H-4 spouses to get work permits.  H-4 visas are given to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, highly-skilled foreign workers, the majority of whom are from India. Until 2015, H-4 visa holders – who often had skill levels comparable …

H-4 Dependents

Retention of highly-skilled workers in the U.S. can be a problem for an employer. Reasons may be immigration-related. The U.S. currently has less favorable rules for immigrant spouses than other countries. The time frame required to obtain permanent residency may be many years. Under current regulations, the Department of Homeland Security does not list H–4 …

H-1B Self-Sponsorship

H1-B self-sponsorship may be possible when the foreign entrepreneur is also an owner. USCIS has clarified that this can be done by structuring the company’s corporate governance in a way to allow a board (or similar entity) to exercise control over the entrepreneur (and employee). For example, a company with a board of directors with …