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 …

Routine immigration employment forms

Immigration forms are widely available on the internet. Many routine immigration employment forms may be completed by non-attorneys. After an application is submitted and approved, frequently the same approach may be used again. There may be a few adjustments. For example, many immigration forms are updated annually.  Some filing locations change.  In some cases it …

Passing through costs

Employers often ask about sharing some of the cost for submitting an H-1B petition with a foreign worker . One way of accomplishing this is to have the employee sign an agreement.  An employment agreement generally might include the following: Costs Which costs and fees will be paid by the company and which will be the responsibility of …

Immigration Law is Tricky

To overcome the tricky twist and turns in immigration law,  here are some points to consider: 1) Is the visa you are applying for the right one under the circumstances? In one case a well-meaning mother applied for a B visa for her foreign born daughter.  The daughter wanted to visit her American  boyfriend.  When …

TN Visa

  The TN Visa is for nationals of Canada or Mexico admitted under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Business activities Entry to the U.S. is permitted to engage in business activities on a professional level.  To establish the temporary nature of the employment, the TN applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of an …