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  • H-4 & L-2 Spouses Are Now Automatically Authorized for Employment

    H-4 & L-2 visas are common forms of work authorization in the United States. Under the H-4 visa, family members of H-1B visa holders can enter the United States for the same period of time as the worker. An L-2 visa is a treaty investor visa for individuals who are citizens of a country with a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. Countries include Australia, Germany, United ...
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  • High Number of Employment-Based Visas Available According to the USCIS

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that there are an “exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available.” If you are currently seeking employment opportunities in the United States as a foreign national, now is the time to seek an employment visa. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain why there is a high number of employment visas available and ...
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  • Next Steps After H-1B Visa Approval

    It’s H-1B season, so this means that if you applied for an H-1B visa, you will be getting an approval or denial response from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) soon. If your H-1B visa is approved – your immigration efforts don’t stop there. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what are some of the next steps you should take after your H-1B visa gets approved. After H-1B ...
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  • I Am Applying for a U.S. Work Visa. Can I Bring My Family?

    Seeking career opportunities in another country can be daunting, especially if you have to leave your loved ones behind. If you seek employment in the United States as a foreign national, you might wonder if you can bring your family along with you. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain if you can obtain a visa for your spouse or children if you received an employment visa in the United States. ...
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  • How to Prepare for H-1B Visa Applications in 2022

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting H-1B visa applications on March 1st, 2022, for the fiscal year 2023 that begins on October 1st, 2022. Employees seeking to apply for an H-1B visa must have their sponsored employers submit an H-1B electronic registration during the registration period that is open between March 1 and March 20th, 2022. In past years, the ...
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  • EB-2 Visa for Persons of Exceptional Ability: Who Qualifies?

    If your goal is to work and live in the United States permanently, you can apply for a permanent work visa. Although there are five different permanent work visas, the EB-2 visa is one of the most popular. The EB-2 visa is a second preference visa for professions holding an advanced degree (or its equivalent) or having an exceptional ability. Below, our Dallas immigration attorneys break down the ...
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  • The Number Workers with H-1B Visas Have Dropped

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor , foreign workers with H-1B visas have dropped by 12.6 percent in the fiscal year ending in September 2021. Engineering and mathematics workers saw the greatest dip of H-1B workers in the last year. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain why there was a significant drop in H-1B workers and how it might affect you if you want to obtain an H-1B visa. Why ...
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  • Which Visa Is Best for Artists, Athletes & Entertainers?

    Professionals in the entertainment or sports industry are required to travel often to share their work or compete overseas. If you are an artist, athlete, or entertainer, you may be looking to expand your profession to the United States. If so, you might be wondering which visa is best for you. Our Dallas immigration lawyers explain which visa you should consider if you want to work in the United ...
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  • Ultimate Guide to Employment-Based Adjustment of Status

    Foreign nationals working in the United States with an employment visa can remain in the country permanently by obtaining a green card through employment-based adjustment of status. Employment-based adjustment of status is a path that many foreign nationals can take if they have a secured job with an employer who is willing to sponsor their petition for a green card. Our team at Akula & Associates ...
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  • How to Ask About Visa Sponsorship in an Interview

    How To Bring Up Sponsorship During an Interview If you are a foreign national who wants to find employment in the United States, you may need sponsorship from an employer before starting your visa application. Therefore, you will need to search for a job and secure an employment opportunity before getting a visa (depending on the type of visa you are applying for). However, bringing up the need ...
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  • 4 Things You Need to Know About TN Visas

    Canadians and Mexican citizens can come to the United States to work in certain specialty occupations with a TN visa . If you are from Canada or Mexico and you want to work in the United States by obtaining a TN visa, here are some things you should know before applying. #1: The Job You Work For Must Fall Under the NAFTA Professional List Not any worker qualifies for a TN visa. Employees must fall ...
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  • H-1B Cap Reached: H-1B Alternatives & Options for Sponsorship

    The H-1B visa lottery winners for FY 2022 cap have already been selected. The U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) already notified applicants who will be receiving an H-1B visa in 2022. If you were not one of the applicants selected, many H-1B visa alternatives can help you become a legal worker in the United States. Learn more about the different employment visa options available for ...
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  • How Employment & Family-Based Immigration Will Change in 2021

    Family-Based Immigration Update 2021 This year’s change in administration will bring adjustments to the entire immigration system. President Biden has expressed his intention to pursue immigration policy and regulatory changes over the first 100 days of the administration. President Biden claimed that he wants to “modernize the immigration system” and focus on implementing changes to employment ...
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  • Can I Work in the U.S. Without a Social Security Number?

    Is a Social Security Number Required to Work in the US? One of the most common questions that U.S. immigrants ask is if they need a Social Security number to work. Social Security numbers are used to report a person’s wages to the government and to determine their eligibility for Social Security benefits. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain if temporary workers need to obtain a Social ...
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  • How to Find the Right Sponsor Employer for a Temporary Work Visa

    If you want to work in the United States and get a temporary employment visa, you will need a sponsor to apply. Most U.S. employment immigration visas require applicants to demonstrate that they have an employment opportunity lined up in the United States. The employer must be willing to go through the immigration process to hire a temporary worker. If you want to apply for an employment visa, our ...
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  • How Do I Sponsor an Employee for a U.S. Permanent Resident Status?

    If you are an employer who wants to sponsor a foreign national to become a permanent resident for a permanent job offer, you and the employee will need to go through various steps. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what you will need to do as an employer to help the worker become a permanent resident in the U.S. If you need legal guidance sponsoring a foreign worker for a visa, contact our ...
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  • What Are the Visa Preference Categories for Permanent Workers?

    If you have the right combination of skills, education, and experience, you could be eligible to live and work in the United States permanently. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has five set employment-based immigration visa preferences. The more qualifications and experience you have, the more likely you will qualify for a permanent visa. Our Dallas immigration attorneys have ...
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  • Do I Need an Employment Immigration Attorney?

    When applying for a green card or an immigrant visa in the United States, you don’t need to obtain attorney's services. However, having an experienced attorney on your side can significantly impact the outcome of your visa application. Below we have put together some cases in which having an immigration attorney is beneficial. You're Unable to Figure Out Your Options As a skilled worker, you may ...
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  • 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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  • 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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