Which Visas Allow You To Work In The USA?

There are more than a dozen types of visas that allow foreign nationals to enter and work in the US. Here are the work visa classifications and their basic requirements. E Visas – E1 And E2 – Treaty Visas These are for citizens of countries engaged in economic treaties with the US. The E1 is...
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USCIS Green Card Medical Exam – What to Expect

You must go through a medical examination if you’re applying for a U.S. green card or lawful permanent resident status. The primary goal of the test is to guarantee that you can be in the United States based on its public health rules and or standards. However, you won’t be able to have the medical...
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How Much Money Do I Need To Invest To Qualify For E2 Visa?

The E-2 Visa, also called the Treaty Investor visa, is issued to a foreign national who has invested in and has at least 50 percent ownership of a US business. The investor must be a citizen of a country engaged in an economic treaty with the US (full list of treaty countries here). One of...
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What Jobs Qualify for TN Visa?

If you are a Canadian or Mexican citizen and you wish to work in the United States, then one option is to apply for a TN Visa if your job qualifies. Specifically, any citizen of Mexico and Canada who wants to enter and work in the United States temporarily may be allowed to do according...
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Can I Enter Canada If I Have a DUI?

Although you might have completed the required documents and satisfied the requirements to be admitted to Canada, you may still be declined because of previous criminal conduct. You might also be denied if any of your dependents have been charged with criminal behavior. Those with a DUI conviction may have an even more difficult time....
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H-1B Lottery Changes – Increased Chance for U.S. Masters Cases

The Department of Homeland Security announced a change to the H-1B selection process for cap-subject petitions. The changes will result in a more efficient and effective H-1B petition process and will also increase the chances for beneficiaries with a U.S. Masters degree to be accepted in the lottery. Traditionally, USCIS performed the Masters Cap lottery...
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New H-1B Electronic Registration Process

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new electronic registration requirement for employers participating in the H-1B petition process. Upon implementation, the electronic registration requirement will require employers/petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap petitions to first electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period. Only petitioners whose registrations are selected will be eligible to...
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Trump Merit-Based H1B Visa Program Proposal – Advanced Degree Approvals

One of the major changes proposed under the Trump administration is converting the current H-1B visa program into a more merit-based system. If enacted, this would affect the chances of many foreigners hoping to stay in the US as temporary workers. The H-1B visa allows US employers to temporarily hire foreign talent in specialty occupations,...
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How Long Does It Take to Get a TN Visa?

If you are Mexican or Canadian citizen and you want to work in the United States, the TN visa is your best option if your occupation falls under United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).It does not require sponsorship as the H-1B and the Green Card. More importantly,...
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