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Blog Posts in May, 2023

  • Updated Guidance on F-1 Visa Issuance

    In February 2023, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) provided updated guidance that consular officers can now issue an F or M student visa up to 365 days in advance of an international student’s program start date. This new guidance does not change the requirement for issuing Forms I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information ...
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  • Can an H-2B Visa Lead to a Green Card?

    The H-2B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows foreign workers to come to the United States to perform temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work for up to one year. Despite being on a temporary visa, many H-2B visa holders dream of obtaining permanent residency in the United States or a green card. The H-2B visa cannot lead to a green card directly, but it can be a pathway to obtain one ...
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  • FY 2024 H-1B Initial Registration Period Updates

    As previously announced, USCIS received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap, including the advanced degree exemption also known as the master’s cap. FY 2024 H-1B Registration Overview During the registration period for the FY 2024 H-1B cap, USCIS saw a significant increase in the number of registrations submitted compared to ...
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