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Blog Posts in 2020

  • H-1B Visa Application Process [Infographic]

    Filing a U.S. visa application can be complex and overwhelming. For such reasons, our team at Akula & Associates P.C. has put together an infographic that illustrates the basic steps to apply for an H-1B visa. If you need help applying for an employment visa, our Dallas immigration attorneys are here to help you. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about how we can guide you through ...
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  • How Long Does It Take for a Work Visa to Get Approved?

    Applying for a U.S. work permit can be an extensive and complex process. It’s important to apply for the visa that is best suited for your unique qualifications. Once you find the right employment visa for you and you obtain legal guidance for your application process, you have to wait to see if your visa is approved or denied. Our Dallas immigration lawyers explain how long it takes for a work ...
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  • Which Employment Visa Is Right For Me?

    The U.S. immigration system offers various work visa options for different foreign workers who want to seek employment in the United States. If you are interested in finding employment in the U.S., it’s important to apply for the visa that is best suited for your unique situation. With so many different visa options available, it can be challenging to determine which visa is right for you. That is ...
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  • What Are the Chances of Winning the Green Card Lottery?

    The chances of winning a green card vary depending on the participant’s country. Each world region receives a certain number of green cards. For this reason, it is difficult to determine the chances of winning. In 2017, nearly 19 million people applied for the green card lottery, and only about 55,000 people were granted a visa. According to the Washington Post, fewer than one percent of ...
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  • How Can I Get a Permanent Work Visa in the U.S.?

    Foreign workers can file a petition to be authorized to live and work in the United States permanently. It is important to understand what you need to be eligible and what you need for the application process. Our Dallas immigration lawyers explain everything you need to know about filing a petition to get a permanent work visa in the United States. Who Is Eligible for a Permanent Work Visa? ...
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  • How Can an Immigration Hold be Lifted?

    If you have been convicted of a crime as a noncitizen, you might be in an immigration hold. The Dallas immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates P.C. explain how an immigration hold can be lifted. If you need legal guidance with your immigration case, our team is ready to help you. Give our team a call today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a virtual consultation. What Is an Immigration Hold? An ...
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  • Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Entry of Immigrants

    The proclamation became effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET), expires in 60 days and may be continued as necessary. Who does it affect? The order suspends the entry of any individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigrant (resident) who: ● Is outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation; ● Does not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and ● ...
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  • USCIS Announces Delay in Data Entry and Receipt Notice Generation for FY 2021 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that petitioners should expect a delay in data entry and receipt notice generation for fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap-subject petitions until at least May 1, 2020, due to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Beginning with the first day of filing, April 1, 2020, USCIS will not immediately enter data for FY 2021 cap-subject petitions ...
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  • Why Is It So Difficult to Get a U.S. Visa?

    If you’re trying to obtain a U.S. visa, or you have already applied for one, but you got denied, you might be wondering why it’s so difficult to obtain a U.S. visa. Immigration authorities ensure that those who are given a visa meet specific requirements. The Dallas immigration lawyers at Akula & Associates P.C. explain what it can be challenging to get a visa in the U.S. Requirements to Get a ...
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  • Questions to Ask Your Immigration Lawyer

    Every immigration process can be overwhelming. You might have countless questions for your immigration attorney, but how do you know if you’re asking the right ones? Having an attorney is a powerful tool during any immigration process because they can guide you and provide you with all the knowledge you need to obtain the best possible results for your case. It’s also important to ask the right ...
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  • Feds Relax Online Education Rules For International Students Amid Coronavirus Threat

    A federal program overseeing international students in the U.S. said it will be flexible with its oversight requirements as the global coronavirus outbreak causes colleges to make classes remote. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) sent participating colleges and universities the guidance on Monday. It expands schools' options for using online ...
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  • USCIS Announces Flexibility in Submitting Required Signatures During COVID-19 National Emergency

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 National Emergency announced by President Trump on March 13, 2020, we will accept all benefit forms and documents with reproduced original signatures, including the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for submissions dated March 21, 2020, and beyond. USCIS already accepts various petitions, ...
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  • USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Effective today, March 20, 2020, USCIS will not accept any new requests for premium processing. USCIS will process any petition with a previously accepted Form I-907, ...
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  • USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions . Petitioners filing FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1. Until premium processing resumes for FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B ...
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  • How to Renew an Employment Visa

    An employment visa allows immigrants without a green card to find employment opportunities in the United States. If you’ve already obtained your employment visa and you think it’s time to renew it, our team at Akula & Associates P.C. explains how to renew your employment visa. Know Which Permit You Are Renewing There are two different work permits that can be renewed: work visa and employment ...
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