Roundup of latest USCIS announcements regarding various forms and visas.
Many of you are wondering about the new H-1B changes specifically as related to the new selection process as some people are calling it the “H-1B visa lottery” Process. Although it is called “Visa Lottery” applicant do not have to buy a visa lottery ticket to be selected. Interested applicants should simply submit their petitions as they normally do and wait for the selection process, which we will further explain in this article.
While doing your research on United States immigration law, you realize that looking at visa options is best guided by the very purpose of your intended travel. Upon much contemplation, it finally comes to you – the purpose of your intended travel is to invest in the U.S. economy, either through international trade or major business investment.
The L-1B Visa is an intracompany transferee classification for employees with qualified specialized knowledge. It provides the employee with a visa to work in a U.S. company affiliated with the foreign company in the employee’s area of expertise.
On December 18th, 2015, President Obama signed the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” into law. Then, on January 21st, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) announced that they would begin implementing the changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
Most visitors to the United States are destined for theme parks, bit cities, or to visit family. Such visits usually only require a simple only application be filed before flying to the U.S. for the visitor to receive their visa. However, for those who wish to travel to the U.S. to do business, they are required to obtain a business visa first. There are several types of business visas available, and it is important to understand which one you might qualify for, so you can expedite the process by only applying for the right visa.
There are many potential pathways to getting a visa that will allow an immigrant to live, work, and/or study within U.S borders. One of the more popular options is the H-2B visa that is temporarily issued to non-agricultural workers from over 50 countries.