Opening of the H-1B Visa Cap – Are You Ready?
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EST

The new H-1B visa cap will open on April 1, 2017. Our webinar will provide an overview of how the H-1B cap and lottery work and our predictions for reaching the fiscal year cap. The panel will review the H-1B application process from the employer’s perspective and will provide corporate strategies and timelines for filing before the cap is hit. We will discuss:
– how to document third-party worksites and clients, including preparing for site-visits and scrutiny?
– what kind of documentation is required for in-house projects?
– how to evaluate H-1B cap candidates and their educational and experience credentials?
– which job positions are considered specialty occupation?
– how to minimize (or eliminate) chances of RFEs/NOID?
– how to address OPT/CPT F-1 student concerns – cap-gap, travel and more?
– how to avoid common mistakes?
– and many more.

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Immigration Options for F-1 Students – Life after Graduation
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EST

F-1 students are allowed to work in the United States, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by USCIS. This FREE webinar will discuss Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The panel will talk about immigration options for graduating students including the requirements and timelines for H-1B filings and how to obtain the Cap-Gap Relief. The webinar will present alternatives to the H-1B Visa and how to talk to a prospective employer about providing immigration support.

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Business or Pleasure? – Issues for B Visitor Visas and the Visa Waiver Program
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EST

In view of the upcoming busy travel season, our FREE webinar will clarify the key differences and restrictions associated with entering the U.S. as a B-1 “business” visitor, a B-2 “pleasure” visitor, or entering through the ESTA (visa waiver) program. Topics will include:
• A brief overview of the B visa and ESTA programs including the recent changes and restrictions
• Nonimmigrant intent versus immigrant intent
• B-1 and ESTA permissible business activities: what is productive employment?
• Changes of Status versus Adjustments of Status
• ESTA program-specific limitations
• The consular/port-of-entry interview

 

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