5-22-2013 - Wall Street Journal - Immigration Bill raises H-1B Cap
5-20-2013 - Fiscal Year 2013 H-2B Cap Count Update
5-14-2013 - FY 2013 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program applications are due by May 22nd
5-02-2013 - 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery results are available online
4-30-2013 - Colorado Governor signs ASSET Bill into law
4-26-2013 - CBP to Begin Rollout of Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
4-18-2013 - Citizenship and Integration Grant Program - Applications due 5/22/2013
4-16-2013 - The Dream Is Now - A Documentary by Davis Guggenheim
4-08-2013 - H-1B Cap reached within 1st week highlights need for Immigration Reform - comments by AILA President Laura Lichter
4-05-2013 - USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap
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Visas for foreign nationals who do not intend to reside permanently in the United States are referred to as nonimmigrant visas. There are many different types of nonimmigrant visas available depending on the reason for the foreign national’s stay in the United States.
The Allott Immigration Law Firm helps clients to determine which nonimmigrant visa is best suited for their needs. Our attorneys not only assist with the initial application process, including consular processing, but once the visa is granted we continuously monitor for any necessary extensions.
An H visa is a temporary work visa and is divided into multiple categories.
On April 5, 2013 USCIS announced the H-1B Fiscal Year 2014 Cap was reached.
Fiscal Year 2013 H-2B Visa Cap Count
(1) Refers to the estimated number of beneficiaries needed to be included on petitions filed with USCIS to reach the H-2B cap, with an allowance for withdrawals, denials and revocations. This number will always be higher than the actual cap.
(2) As noted, if the cap is not reached for the 1st half of the fiscal year, those numbers will be made available for use during the 2nd half of the fiscal year. In some fiscal years, therefore, depending on demand for H-2B workers, more than 33,000 cap-subject persons may be granted H-2B status during the 2nd half of the fiscal year.
A J visa is reserved for foreign nationals on an exchange visitor program. This can include trainees, certain students, teachers, scholars, and au pairs. The exchange program must be a program that has been designated by the department of state.
An L visa is available to foreign nationals who have worked for a company outside the United States for at least one year and whom the company wishes to bring to the United States temporarily to work in a managerial capacity or to provide specialized knowledge. Such foreign nationals are often referred to as intracompany transferees.
A P visa is suited to entertainers and athletes who are internationally recognized and who wish to come temporarily to the United States to perform.
Disclaimer: The information obtained at this site is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This site is designed to present a general overview of certain immigration issues and does not account for the individual facts and circumstances of every case. You should discuss your specific situation with an attorney.
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