30 Dec 2020

My employer wishes to sponsor me for an L-1 position, but I am not able to get an appointment at the consulate. Can I enter on my B-1 visa and then apply for a change to L-1 status?

Answer Generally speaking, a foreign national is not permitted to enter the U.S. on a B-1 visa with the intention of applying for a change of status. (30.Dec.2020)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services,...

16 Dec 2020

I was recently laid off from my job and am looking for a new employer. I am supposed to travel for a short trip to Canada. Can I travel and then return on H1B before the end of my 60-day grace period?

Answer No, once a person departs the U.S, it generally would not be possible to return during one's grace period. In order to return in H1B status, one would need a valid job offer and H1B petition. (16.Dec.2020)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that...

07 Nov 2020

NewsFlash! Joe Biden Elected 46th President of the United States

This morning, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. secured enough electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election. While President Trump is disputing the results, his claims of election fraud appear to be without merit, and have little chance of overturning the election. President-Elect Biden is expected...