Tag Archives: O1

Nonimmigrant Changes (Part I)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule on November 18, 2016, to assist U.S. employers in hiring and retaining high-skilled foreign workers as well as to protect and increase the ability of these foreign national employees to pursue new employment opportunities. Many felt this regulation was required based upon the many […]

| Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

New Regulations for Immigrant Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally published its new regulation “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Non-Immigrant Workers” which will take effect on January 17, 2017. Unlike several of President Obama’s recent executive orders, which many fear will be cancelled or modified once President-Elect Trump takes […]

| Employment Authorization, Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

Our I-140/I-129 Expertise

“Immigration Briefings,” a well-respected publication in the field of immigration law from Thomson Reuters, will soon be publishing an article written by our partner, Herbert Weiss, further distinguishing him as one of the truly recognized experts in this field. For many years Herb has been successfully preparing petitions and responding to complex Request for Evidences […]

| Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

New Form I-129

Beginning May 1, 2015, only the new I-129B form dated 10/23/2014 will be accepted by USCIS. However, we are recommending using the “old form” for those filing H-1B petitions this April. Your familiarity with the old form will mean less likelihood of error which might result in an untimely filing.

| Nonimmigrant

What visa to use for a music group or entertainer?

Q: My band would like to perform in the United States. Can we simply do this with tourist visas or is there a more appropriate visa? A: If you perform at a concert in the United States, you would be considered a “U.S. worker” as you will be earning money, and that disqualifies you from […]

| Nonimmigrant