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Increased Vetting for U.S. Visas

The increased scrutiny some visa applicants will face at U.S. Embassies and Consulates will require the following information:     The applicant’s travel history over the last 15 years;  The names of any siblings/children/former spouses not recorded in the DS-160/260; The applicant’s addresses during the last 15 years, if different from the applicant’s current address; Applicant’s…
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Who Pays the Costs of Returning a Terminated H-1B Employee to Their Home Country?

To effect the termination of the H-1B employer-employee relationship prior to the expiration date of the H-1B petition, an employer is obligated to: notify the H-1B worker of the early termination; notify the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the termination date; and provide the H-1b worker with payment of the return transportation to her…
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Demonstrating that an Employer-Employee Relationship Exists for H-1B employers.

An H-1B petition requires that a valid employer-employee relationship exists for the validity of the H-1B petition. The Department of Homeland Security has indicated that a valid employer-employee relationship is determined by examining whether the U.S. employer “has the right to control the beneficiary’s employment”.

Automatic EAD Extensions

According to Final Ruling of “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Non-immigrant Workers” automatic extensions of the validity periods of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766) will be allowed for up to 180 days for individuals who: • Timely filed to renew an Employment Authorization Document (EAD); •…
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Life After F-1 at U of I

Lisa Scott is excited to present our new and improved “Life After F-1” discussion in collaboration with the University of Illinois School of Business and Career Services. Come with all of your immigration questions and catch her today at 7:00pm in the Deloitte Auditorium!