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Revived EB-5 Program Will Provide Green Cards for Foreign Investors
Mario A. Godoy

Congress has reached an agreement to revive the EB-5 visa program that allows foreign investors to apply for a green card if they invest in U.S. real ...

What To Do If You Are Not Selected in the Lottery or Your H-1B Is Denied
Mario A. Godoy

The annual H-1B visa lottery begins March 1, 2022, for the 2023 H-1B visa lottery fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2022. But what should applican...

Proposed Changes to H-1B Lottery
Mario A. Godoy

The government has recently proposed changes to the H-1B lottery. The H-1B visa is a temporary visa for foreign nationals who want to work and live in...

DHS and DOL Added 20,000 H-2B Visas for FY 2022
Mario A. Godoy

On January 27, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the addition of 20,000 H-2B temporary nona...

Expedited EAD Processing for Healthcare Workers
Mario A. Godoy

Effective December 28, 2021, USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Service) will accept requests to expedite the processing of applications to renew E...

FY 2023 H-1B Visa Lottery March 1 -20, 2022
Mario A. Godoy

March 1, 2022, is the first day that USCIS accepts H-1B visa applications for the 2023 H-1B visa lottery fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2022. ...

Denial Rate for New H-1B Visas 4% FY 2021
Mario A. Godoy

An H-1B visa is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa for temporary workers in specialty occupations. There is an annual limit of 85,000 H-1B visas ...

H-1B In-Person Interviews Waived Through 2022
Mario A. Godoy

Due to the backlog of applications created by the pandemic, the U.S. State Department will waive H-1B in-person interviews and other non-immigrant vis...

Do You Qualify for an L-1A Visa for Intracompany Transfers?
Mario A. Godoy

Foreign nationals seeking a nonimmigrant, temporary work visa for the U.S. for a specific time period need to qualify and apply for one of the many ca...

What Is An Einstein Visa?
Mario A. Godoy

An Einstein visa is a nickname for an EB-1 visa, an employment-based immigration visa. It is available for foreign nationals with “extraordinary...

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