12 Jun 2024

I was laid off from my H1B position. I got an offer, but the company says their only education requirement is a bachelor’s degree in any field. Is this sufficient for an H1B filing?

Answer In order to qualify for an H1B position, the minimum requirements generally must include at least a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a particular field. If a position will accept a bachelor's degree in any field, it normally will not qualify as an H1B...

12 Jun 2024

I am a Mexican citizen working as a mechanical engineer on a TN visa. My current job is coming to an end next month, but I received an offer for another mechanical engineer position. Do I have to go back to a consular post in Mexico to apply?

Answer No. In order to apply for a change in employer as a TN worker, the employer may file a petition with the USCIS, or, if the TN visa in your passport is still valid, it typically is possible to apply in person at a U.S....

12 Jun 2024

I am in H1B status, and my wife had been in H-4 status. We recently discovered that, when she last entered the U.S., her I-94 was shorted based on her passport expiration date, so actually has been out of status for the past several months. We are working to resolve her issues. In the meantime, though, will her status violation impact my H1B extension of future green card case?

Answer No. A status violation by one spouse normally will not have a direct impact on the other spouse's H1B or green card case. (12.Jun.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access...

11 Jun 2024

Priority Dates: How Does the Visa Bulletin Work?

What is a priority date? What role does it play in a green card application process? This helpful MurthyDotCom article gives you a basic understanding so you can confidently make important decisions....

11 Jun 2024

MurthyAudio: Self-Petition Filings – NIWs/EB1 Extraordinary Ability

Self-petition filings as an alternative to labor-certification based I-140 filings is the topic Murthy Law Firm attorneys address in this June 2024 podcast. Examples discussed include National Interest Waivers and EB1 Extraordinary Ability filings. The MP3 is available here and can be found in the archive...

11 Jun 2024

I-485 Approved When Outside U.S.

“What happens if my I-485 application is approved when I am traveling outside of the United States?” Here’s a short and helpful article that answers this common question....

09 Jun 2024

H-4 EAD Program

The H-4 EAD program has transformed the lives of countless H-4 dependent spouses, especially those who have waited years to put their education and skills to use. Our new article explains the requirements to qualify....