H-1B Visa

Do you know the B1 in lieu of H1B visa?

The B-1 in lieu of H-1B visa is an exception established in the U.S. Foreign Affairs Manual to address the need to send highly specialized employees to the U.S. in order to perform tasks specified in an agreement. Imagine a situation where you lead a multinational company with offices in the United States and several other countries around the world. One day your U.S. Entity signs an agreement with a key client which requires highly specialized labor that is not yet available among your set of employees in the United States. Considering that not rendering services to this key client is not an option, you will have to find a specialized professional that is capable of performing the tasks specified in the agreement. A B-1 in lieu of H-1B visa is the best fit in situations like the one mentioned herein. It is relevant to mention that the B-1 in lieu of H-1B visa is an exception established in the Foreign Affairs Manual to address such cases, where multinational companies, or non-American companies with clients in the United States have an immediate need for a specialized worker, and the Foreign Entity is able to temporarily assign its employee to execute specific activities directly related to an agreement between the U.S. Entity and its U.S. based client to execute specific agreements. WHO CAN APPLY? First, as abovementioned, the Petitioner must be a company with offices in the United States and a foreign country. The Beneficiary of this application (the specialized worker that will have a temporary assignment in the U.S.) must be eligible for an H-1B visa category which means this individual must be qualified as a skilled worker, usually requiring a bachelor’s or higher degree. WHERE DO I APPLY FOR A B1 IN LIEU OF H-1B? This application should be filed at an U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad and should follow the rites of a standard B1 visa application for the scheduling portion. Specific documentation requesting this visa category must be submitted by the Beneficiary at the interview with a Consular Officer. HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS VISA GRANT ME? The maximum duration of stay is for up to twelve months. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? It is important to highlight that the Beneficiary of the B1 in lieu of H1B must not receive any salary from an American source; expense allowance or any other type of reimbursement for incidental expenses such as costs for meals, lodging, laundry, and other basic services are accepted. Therefore, even though the job will be performed in the United States, the foreign employee has to be on the payroll of a business enterprise located abroad. SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS: The Petitioner must be a Multinational Company with an office on American soil; The Beneficiary must be a skilled worker with a bachelor’s or higher degree; The Petitioner must have a specific agreement that requires specialty labor to be executed on American Soil; The employee must not receive any salary from an American source; the foreign employee has to be on the payroll of a business enterprise located abroad. Written by Victor Braga, Paralegal at Drummond Advisors, and Louanni Ribeiro, Senior Associate at Drummond Advisors

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H-1B Visa Season has began!

H-1B Visa is a nonimmigrant visa dedicated to specialized professionals who will be hired by US employers for local work. As an employment-based, H-1B visa requires a job offer of an US employer. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will begin at noon (Eastern time) on March 1st and run through noon on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online system for H-1B registration. Successful candidates will be randomly selected and notified online by March 31. Congress set the current annual regular cap for the H-1B category at 65,000. The advanced degree exemption is an exemption from the H-1B cap for beneficiaries who have earned a U.S. master’s degree or higher and is available until the number of beneficiaries who are exempt on this basis exceeds 20,000. Confirmation numbers will be issued for each registration submitted. Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use the myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated US$10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. To know more about H-1B Visa or in case you need assistance to apply for the H-1B Visa please click here. Written by Fabiana Guerra (Legal Director) & Matheus Etrusco (Paralegal).

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Learn about the process for obtaining the H1B visa for 2022

O que é o visto H1B?  O visto H1B é direcionado a profissionais estrangeiros, mais especificamente, voltado para uma mão de obra especializada e não facilmente encontrada nos EUA, ou seja, profissionais graduados e com experiência bastante específica em seu campo de atuação. Para que se enquadre no termo mão de obra especializada, que caracteriza o visto H1B, o profissional deve possuir o treinamento e as aptidões necessárias para aplicar de forma teórica e prática seus conhecimentos ao exercer o cargo ofertado e possuir um bacharelado ou um diploma de grau superior relacionado às atividades a serem desenvolvidas nesse cargo para que, nesse sentido, o Departamento Laboral entenda que esse profissional está apto a exercer as atividades descritas na vaga.   Durante o processo de aplicação do visto, é necessário comprovar que a vaga que se destinará ao estrangeiro foi oferecida à profissionais nos EUA, porém, os candidatos não possuíam as qualificações necessárias para exercer o cargo. Cumpre ressaltar que uma empresa americana deverá patrocinar o pedido de visto perante a USCIS como Sponsor.  A quantidade de vistos H1B disponíveis por ano fiscal é delimitada por um CAP number de 85.000 vistos, sendo que 20.000 vagas são reservadas para pessoas com um diploma de mestrado ou doutorado realizado nos Estados Unidos. Outro dado interessante relacionado ao visto H1B é que o ano fiscal se finda no dia 30 de setembro de cada ano e se inicia no dia 01 de outubro do mesmo ano.  A loteria do H1B antigamente  Anteriormente ao ano de 2020, os empregadores deveriam submeter as petições completas contendo o pedido de H1B no dia 1º de abril. Após o período de submissão das petições, o USCIS, órgão governamental americano responsável pela imigração no país, conduziria a loteria, que também pode ser chamada de sorteio. Em meio a todas as petições submetidas, apenas aquelas sorteadas na loteria seriam aceitas e processadas pelo USCIS. Portanto, nota-se que todo o trabalho preparatório para a submissão do visto deveria ser feito até 1º de abril e corria-se o risco de que a petição não fosse nem mesmo analisada se não fosse sorteada.   A nova loteria de H1B  De acordo com uma decisão publicada em 2019, a loteria do H1B foi completamente modificada. Atualmente, a nova loteria é precedida por um processo de Pré-Registro Eletrônico que deve ser feito por meio de uma conta no servidor do USCIS, órgão americano de imigração. Este Pré-Registro Eletrônico deve ser realizado em um período específico e anterior ao sorteio. Neste caso, todos os aplicantes que desejam participar da loteria deverão estar cadastrados no site e realizar seu pré- registro.   Neste momento será necessário pagar uma taxa que está, atualmente, no valor de US$10,00 por profissional aplicante e fornecer informações da empresa e do Beneficiário. Após a loteria, ocorrida no mês de março, se eventualmente o profissional for selecionado, os empregadores dos registros selecionados irão então apresentar suas petições ao USCIS para processamento junto com as taxas de registro apropriadas e a documentação de apoio dentro de 90 dias ou de acordo com os prazos estabelecidos pelo USCIS. Se a petição for aprovada, o visto H-1B será emitido e a data de início do beneficiário será 1º de outubro do mesmo ano. Além disso, é possível que no segundo semestre, antes do dia 1º de outubro, os profissionais não selecionados anteriormente no sorteio possam ser selecionados para ocupar o lugar daqueles que foram selecionados previamente, mas tiveram a petição negada ou não submeteram seu pedido pelo visto.  O USCIS afirma que o novo sistema de Pré-Registro Eletrônico da loteria H1B reduziria o custo geral para os peticionários e para o próprio USCIS, diminuindo também a carga administrativa do órgão que, no passado, deveria lidar com pacotes físicos de milhares de petições que poderiam não ser selecionadas e nem analisadas. Além disso, cada empresa patrocinadora pode enviar apenas uma inscrição por profissional no momento de Pré-Registro Eletrônico.   Se um único patrocinador enviar mais de um registro para o mesmo beneficiário, todos os registros enviados por essa empresa a este profissional serão considerados inválidos e serão negados. Dessa forma, as chances de fraude são minimizadas.  Por fim, retoma-se que o processo de aplicação para o visto H1B passou a se dar em duas fases, a fase de Pré-Registro Eletrônico e a fase pós sorteio ou loteria. O visto, via de regra, tem validade por no máximo 3 anos, lembrando que essa determinação está sob a discricionariedade do agente imigratório que irá avaliar a petição. Ademais, os familiares daqueles que tem um visto H1B podem acompanhá-los com o status de H4.  Se inscreva no Webinar que trará tudo sobre o visto H1-B:https://webinar.drummondadvisors.com/h-1b-visa-get-ready-for-your-application/ Saiba mais em:Como posso me aplicar para o visto H1B? 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Do you know the new process to obtain an H1B visa?

By Louanni Cesario and Ana Laura Castro The H1B visa is aimed at foreign professionals, more specifically, aimed at a specialized workforce which is not easily found in the USA, that is, graduated professionals with very specific experience in their field. In order to fit the term of specialized labor, which characterizes the H1B visa, the professional must have the necessary training and skills to apply their knowledge theoretically and practically when exercising the offered position and hold a bachelor’s degree or a diploma of higher level related to the activities to be developed in this position so that, in this sense, the Labor Department understands that this professional is able to perform the activities described in the vacancy. During the visa application process, it is necessary to prove that the position which is destined for the foreigner was offered to professionals in the USA, but, these candidates did not possess the necessary qualifications to practice the position.  It should be noted that an American company must sponsor the visa application before USCIS as Sponsor. The number of H1B visas available per fiscal year is limited by a CAP number of 85,000 visas, 20,000 of which are reserved for people with a master’s or doctorate degree held in the United States. Another interesting fact related to the H1B visa is that the fiscal year ends on September 30 of each year and starts on October 1 of the same year. The H1B lottery in the past Prior to the year 2020, employers were required to submit complete petitions containing the H1B application on April 1st. After the petition submission period, USCIS, the American government agency responsible for immigration into the country, would conduct the lottery, which can also be called a raffle. Among all submitted petitions, only those drawn in the lottery would be accepted and processed by USCIS. Therefore, it should be noted that all the preparatory work for the visa submission should be done by April 1st and there was a risk that the petition would not even be analyzed if it were not drawn. The new H1B lottery According to a decision published in 2019, the H1B lottery was completely changed.  Currently, the new lottery is preceded by an Electronic Pre-Registration process that must be done through an account on the server of USCIS, the American immigration agency. This Electronic Pre-Registration must be carried out in a specific period and prior to the draw. In this case, all applicants who wish to participate in the lottery must be registered on the website and pre-register. At that time, it will be necessary to pay a fee that is currently in the amount of US $ 10.00 per applying professional and provide information about the company and the Beneficiary. After the lottery, which takes place in March, if the professional is eventually selected, employers from the selected registries will then submit their petitions to USCIS for processing along with the appropriate registration fees and supporting documentation within 90 days or according to the deadlines established by USCIS. If the petition is approved, the H-1B visa will be issued and the beneficiary’s start date will be October 1 of the same year. In addition, it is possible that in the second semester, before October 1st, professionals not previously selected in the draw may be selected to take the place of those who were previously selected, but had their petition denied or did not submit their visa application. USCIS believes that the new electronic pre-registration system for the H1B lottery should reduce the overall cost for petitioners and USCIS itself, while also reducing the administrative burden for the agency that, in the past, should have handled physical packages of thousands of petitions that could not be selected or analyzed. In addition, each sponsoring company can send only one registration per professional during the  Electronic Pre-Registration. If a single sponsor sends more than one registration for the same beneficiary, all records sent by that company for this professional will be considered invalid and will be denied. In this way, the chances of fraud are minimized. Finally, to review, the application process for the H1B visa has started to take place in two phases, the Electronic Pre-Registration phase and the post-draw or lottery phase. The visa, as a rule, is valid for a maximum of 3 years, remembering that this determination is at the discretion of the immigration agent who will evaluate the petition. In addition, family members of those who have an H1B visa can accompany them with H4 status. Learn more at: How can I apply for the H1B visa? Learn all about the H1B visa Check out more information about the H1B visa in the following video:

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Trump extends proclamation that affects the issuance of new green cards and work visas

Last Thursday, the 31st, President Donald Trump extended until March 31st, 2021, the proclamation that affects the issuance of new work visas such as L, H and J at embassies and consulates, as well as consular interviews for green card processes due to the “continued weakness of the United States labor market due to the pandemic”. According to Trump’s proclamation, “The coronavirus continues to severely disrupt the livelihood of Americans. The effects of COVID-19 on the US job market and the health of American communities is a matter of continuing national concern, and the considerations in Proclamations 10014 and 10052 have not been eliminated. ” The restrictions are applied to H-1B, H-2B, H4, L-1 visas and certain J-1 visas. As a result, consulates are unable to issue green cards and such visas; USCIS however will continue to process these requests normally, as the Proclamation does not affect the processes brought before this body. Click here to read the complete proclamation

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Emission of visas and greencards: understand the important changes planned for october

On August 25th, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced it would be shutting down its administrative procedures, as a result of the dismissal, for an indefinite period of time, of about 13,000 of its employees (the “USCIS Administrative Furlough”) , due to the need to cut costs from the American immigration agency’s budget. This unprecedented decision would have taken effect on August 30th. However, due to strong bipartisan pressure from Congress, the measure was canceled, and as one of the possible solutions to remedy the USCS budget deficit, the agency opted to readjust some of the fees related to applying for visas and greencards, as well as canceling some contracts with suppliers which were considered to too expensive. The new fees will take effect on October 2nd, 2020, and will cover both petitions for work visas, as well as greencards, naturalization requests, work permits and requests for change and adjustment of status, as shown in the table below: Form Number/Purpose Old Fee New Fee % I-129 (H-1B) $460 $555 21% I-129 (L-1) $460 $805 75% I-129 (O-1) $460 $705 53% I-131 (Application for Travel Document) $575 $590 3% I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) $700 $555 -21% I-485 (Application to Adjust Status) $1,140 $1,130 -1% I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status) $370 $390 8% I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) $410 $550 34% N-400 (Application for Naturalization) $640 $1,170 83% It is important to note that, despite the significant increase in fees for I-129 petitions, for work visas such as L-1 (intra-company transfer of executives and managers); O-1 (extraordinary skills) and H-1B (specialized professionals), there was also a decrease in fees for I-140 petitions, for greencards such as EB-1 (extraordinary skills) and EB-2 NIW (exceptional skills). At the same time, USCIS is expected to publish updated versions of various forms. With regards to this, changes were made to form I-765, used to request the issuance of an Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”), which guarantees a temporary job permit for professionals who do not have permanent residence in the country yet. The new edition of the form has been in effect since 08/25 and, as of that date, USCIS will officially reject any EAD requests submitted with the previous version of I-765. Louanni Cesário, an immigration lawyer at Drummond Advisors, says “Even though this had been expected since before the pandemic, these new fees will represent an entry barrier to some companies and people, especially in this time of crisis. However, even with these changes, the most important thing is to be well advised in the process in order to minimize risks and unnecessary expenses ”.

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Frequently asked questions about Proclamation no. 10,014, which suspends the issuance of non-immigrant work visas

Drummond Advisors professionals gathered the most frequently asked questions related to Executive Order no. 10,014, from April 22, 2020, extended on June 22, 2020 to December 31, 2020, which suspends the issuance of non-immigrant work visas in categories H-1B, H-2B, L and J and limits the entry to the United States. 1. Which visas are affected with the Presidential Proclamation of June 22, 2020? The Presidential Proclamation announced on June 22, 2020 extends the Proclamation n. 10,014 for certain immigrant visas, including certain H-1B, H-2B, L and J visa applications. 2. I have an approved petition (H-1B, H-2B, J or L) and I am awaiting my interview. What does this mean for me? The suspension of entry applies to “any foreigner who does not hold a valid non-immigrant visa on the effective date of this proclamation”. 3. Can employers continue to file H-1B and L-1 petitions with the USCIS, seeking to change or extend visa status? Yes. The processing of petitions for merit assessment by the USCIS is happening normally. 4. To what extent will the proclamation affect the processing of green cards? The proclamation affects consular processing of green cards for beneficiaries outside the US in cases being processed by the National Visa Center (NVC), that is, consular interviews for the immigrant visa stamp will be suspended until December 31, 2020. It is worth mentioning that there are exceptions to this rule, and the following individuals are not affected by this measure: Applicants for the EB-5 visa; Individuals who are in the US National Interest (such as applicants for EB-2 NIW); Individuals and their spouses and children under the age of 21 who wish to enter the US on an immigrant visa as a doctor, nurse or other health professional to do essential work to combat, recover or alleviate the effects of COVID-19 (as determined by the Secretaries of State and Department of National Security [link] or their respective designees); Spouses of an American citizen; and Other exceptions in the regulation that are subject to the discretion of the officers. 5. Is it possible to apply for a visa stamp within the United States? No. Consular services are performed at American embassies or consulates abroad. 6. How will dependents of people with L-1, H1-B and J-1 visas be affected? Can they enter the US as visitors using a B-2 visa stamp or visa waiver (ESTA)? People who were outside the U.S. on June 24, 2020 (Wednesday) applying specifically for the following visas: H-1B and its dependents; H-2B and its dependents; J-1 and its dependents; L-1A and L-1B and dependents. If dependents have a valid non-immigrant visa issued before June 24, 2020 or an ESTA (except travel restrictions to countries affected by COVID-19), they can use that visa as long as their travel intent corresponds to the type of visa used. 7. Does the decree also affect students who currently hold an F-1 visa and are working in accordance with Optional Practical Training (OPT)? OPT students who are already on American soil will not be affected by this decree. 8. Can H-1B and L-1 workers who already have a valid visa stamp in their passport continue to travel internationally? Foreign workers who are outside the US but have valid visas in the categories mentioned previously can enter the US using the current visa issued on June 24 as an entry document. 9. What else can we expect from this proclamation regarding immigration policies? This decree is intended to protect and create jobs for Americans at a time of economic crisis and high unemployment, so a more detailed level of process review with the USCIS and the Labor Department is expected. 10. What to do if my L, H or J visa expires while I am in the USA? The visa is a necessary document for admission or entry to the USA. Thus, if the beneficiary of the L, H or J is on American soil with his valid I-94 (status), they can remain in the country for that period. 11. Which J visas are subject to the Proclamation? The Proclamation applies to J visa holders “participating in an internship program, trainee, teacher, field counselor, au pair or summer work travel program and any foreigner accompanying or following to join that foreigner.” 12. I am a physician. Am I exempt? Physicians applying for J visas are not subject to proclamation. Physicians looking to enter the US on an H-1B or L visa to provide medical assistance or are involved in research related to COVID-19 may be considered an exception. We reiterate that this content is for information purposes only. Consult your immigration attorney before planning your trip.

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Trump temporarily suspends visa issuance for some foreign workers in the USA

On June 22, 2020, the extension of Presidential Proclamation 10,014 of April 22, 2020 was published, temporarily suspending the issuance of non-immigrant work visas in categories H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L, with some exceptions which will be explored below, for individuals who are outside the United States and have not yet had their visa stamped on their passport. Who will be affected People outside the U.S. on June 24 (Wednesday) applying specifically for the following visas: H-1B holders, their spouses and dependents; H-2B holders, their spouses and dependents; J-1 holders, their spouses and dependents; L-1A and L-1B, their spouses and dependents. Who will not be affected Foreign workers who are outside the US applying for visas in the categories mentioned above, but who were excepted by the Presidential Proclamation: American citizens, their spouses and dependents, and permanent residents (Green Card holders); Foreign workers essential to the US food supply chain; Foreign workers whose entry is of “national interest”, as determined by the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including individuals: Critical to US defense, law enforcement, diplomacy or national security; Involved in providing medical care to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized; Involved in medical research at US facilities to help the United States fight COVID-19; or Necessary to facilitate the immediate and continuous economic recovery in the United States; Minors, who would be out of eligibility for the visas specified above during the term of the Proclamation. The Proclamation states that the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Homeland Security are expected to establish standards to define categories of individuals covered by these “national interest” exemptions, but do not indicate when these standards will be published.  The Consular Officer will exercise discretion when determining whether the applicant for the visas specified above is among one of the exceptions specified here. 2. Foreign workers under current non-immigrant visa status or with another entry authorization document (ESTA, advance parole, transportation letter or boarding foil) who are already on American territory. 3. Foreign workers who are outside the US but have valid visas in the categories mentioned above. These workers can enter the US using the current visa issued on June 24 as an entry document. 4. Canadian citizens, who are normally exempt from visas and are not subject to the ban on entry to the USA, which is only applicable to the aforementioned visas. 5. Foreigners who are outside the USA applying for a J-1 visa in the following programs: GME Physician, Research Scholar, Short-term Scholar, Professor or University Student. 6. Foreigners who are outside the USA applying for TN, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3 and P-1 visa categories. 7. Foreigners outside the US applying for F-1 student visas and F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). The complete Proclamation can be accessed here and will take effect from 00:01 on June 24 until 23:59 on December 31, 2020, which can be postponed or changed if necessary. Also read a summary of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). It is important to note that the issuance of all visas for foreigners who are outside the USA has already been limited since the closure of the US Consulates in the countries (in Brazil, since March 17), along with the restriction on the entry of people coming from countries like Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland and the European Union (countries in the area covered by the Schengen Treaty) and the United Kingdom. After the reopening of the US Consulates and the relaxation of entry restrictions, this new Proclamation will have a practical effect, effectively restricting the issuance of visas in the categories specified above, limiting the ability of American employers to access foreign talent. The same Proclamation also immediately extended the term of Presidential Proclamation 10,014, published on April 22, 2020, which suspended the issuance of immigrant visas for certain categories of workers.

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New processing for H-1B visas in 2020: Stay tuned for new deadlines and requirements

The H-1B visa, intended to fill technical positions with professionals who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, will undergo changes in the deadline and form of processing in 2020. From now on, H-1B visa applications must first be submitted through an electronic registration available on the new US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) online portal, from March 1st to March 20th. The new processing begins with the electronic registration of basic information about the company and each registered worker. Then, the agency randomly selects, among the pre-registrations, the maximum quota of applicants for this type of visa. Finally, the 90-day period starts for the selected candidates to file their petitions for the H-1B visa. Be aware of the following points: The online registration of H-1B petitions starts on March 1st and ends on March 20th, 2020. There is a US$ 10 government registration fee for each registered employee. Employers whose petitions have been selected will have 90 days to prepare and submit a complete H-1B petition to the USCIS by mail and on behalf of each selected employee. The start date for employees with approved petitions will be October 1st, 2020. In the coming months, USCIS will announce other instructions about the new procedures, with orientations to employers on how to finish the online registration process, and also with the key dates and schedules. If you intend to apply for a H1-B visa or still have doubts about the changes, the Drummond Advisors’ lawyers are available to help with any clarification.

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Number of denied working visas for the United States more than doubled in 3 years

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli confirmed that he was, along with the Trump administration, increasing bureaucracy for US companies to hire foreign employees. According to USCIS own data, the H-1B (work visa for skilled professionals) negative rate has more than doubled, from 6% in 2016 to 16% in 2019. Louanni Cesario, an immigration lawyer in the United States, says that “many H-1B denials occur because the candidate is not within the profile that USCIS demands. Please note that the H-1B visa is not always the ideal visa for those who want to work in the US. There are other alternatives that can and should be considered by qualified professionals.” Forbes magazine recently published a report that revealed a series of difficulties created by the Trump government for H-1B visa applicants and other modalities. Among them: a USICS internal document called “H-1B RFE Standards”, which encouraged judges to require employers to provide more information than usual; another USCIS document that changes the standard to what they qualify as a “specialized occupation” was presented; a Trump government decision requiring job-based green card applicants to participate in personal interviews; the report also stated that the agency has often required the company to list all contracts under which the H-1B visa holder will work for a period of three years and to provide a “valid employer-employee relationship”. With so many stricter policies imposed by the US government, approval for any type of visa is more difficult but not impossible. A candidate intending to move to the US must take into account that the new rules make it difficult to obtain visas, but do not nullify the possibilities for those who follow the latest standards. “Essential, too, is the help of an immigration lawyer who must have not only knowledge of the laws, but also extensive experience in current cases to know how they are being analyzed and how to apply correctly for the appropriate visa,” Louanni Cesario points out.

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