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This presentation goes over employment immigration options when the H-1B visa cap expires.

This presentation goes over employment immigration options when the H-1B visa cap expires.

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Webinar H1 B Cap Is Done What Are Your Options Webinar H1 B Cap Is Done What Are Your Options Presentation Transcript

    • The H-1B Cap is Done:
    • What Are Your Options?
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  • Outline
    • What is the H-1B Cap?
    • Are You Exempt from the Cap?
    • Visa Alternatives
    • Today’s Dialogue Map…
  • The H-1B Cap
    • Fiscal Year Starts October 1 (Date Employment Can Begin if Subject to the Cap)
    • Earliest You Can File is April 1
    • 65,000 Regular Cap; 20,000 Advanced Degree
    • 6,800 for Singapore/Chile
    • FY2011 – Ran Out January 2011
    • FY2012 – Ran Out on Nov. 22, 2011
    • FY2013 - ???????
    • Who is Exempt from the H-1B Cap?
    • People Who Currently Hold H-1B Status and seek a ‘transfer’ to a New Employer
    • People Who Currently Hold H-1B Status and seek an Extension
    • People Who Have Previously Held H-1B Status Can Sometimes Regain It ( See Example)
    • Chile/Singapore Rarely Cap Numbers Rarely Used
    • Institutions of Higher Education, Nonprofit Research Org., and Gov’t Research Orgs are Exempt
    Exempt from H-1B Cap
    • Example :
    • Amelia spent three years working in H-1B status in the U.S. as an attorney. She left her employer and went back to her home country of France. Amelia has been in France for 1 year and 2 months. Now a new U.S. employer wants to file an H-1B for her.
        • What are Amelia’s Options if the H-1B Cap is Open?
        • What if the H-1B Cap has Expired?
    • What Are Alternatives to the H-1B Visa?
    • TN Status for Mexicans and Canadians under NAFTA
    • E-3 Visas for Australians
    • L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas
    • E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor
    • O-1 for Persons with Extraordinary Ability
    • F-1 Student (if You Want To Go Back to School)
    • STEM Extension
    • Switching to Dependent Status (if Married)
    Alternatives to H-1B
    • Is Filing for a “Green Card” an Alternative?
    • “ Intent” Issue for F-1 Students
    • PERM Takes Too Long; Visa Backlog Issues
    • What About EB-1 Extraordinary Ability or EB-2 National Interest Waiver?
    • Do You Have a Qualifying Family Member?
    Alternatives to H-1B
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