22 Feb 2024

Murthy Takes Action: Firm Pushes for Increase in Number of Green Card Available Annually

The attorneys in our firm regularly track governmental policies and takes action to improve the immigration process for our clients and the immigration community at large. To that end, the Murthy Law Firm recently submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of State...

21 Feb 2024

I am renewing my H1B visa stamp, and one of the questions on the DS-160 asks me to list my previous visits to the U.S. Last year, we took a 1-week cruise from the U.S. to Mexico. But, on the CBP website, when we checked our travel history, that exit and entry are not listed. Should we still list this trip on the DS-160?

Answer Generally speaking, any trips in and out of the U.S. should be listed, even if they do not appear on the CBP website. (21.Feb.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access...

21 Feb 2024

I am in F-1 status and my wife is in F-2. I found an employer to file an H1B registration for me this year. Does anything need to be filed for my wife during the registration period?

Answer No, there normally is nothing that would need to be filed for the H1B principal's dependents during the registration period. (21.Feb.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here.  Copyright...

20 Feb 2024

What is Cross-Chargeability?

If using your spouse’s or parent’s country of birth rather than your own will make your priority date become current more quickly, you can “cross-charge” it to them. Contact us if you think this may apply to you!...

14 Feb 2024

I am on OPT and am in the process of applying for an OPT extension. The F-1 visa in my passport, however, is scheduled to expire in a few months. Is that going to create a problem with my request to extend my OPT?

AnswerThe expiration date of the F-1 visa in one's passport typically has no impact on the F-1 status. The F-1 visa is an entry document. It generally must be valid when the person is requesting admission in F-1 status. But, if the person is already...