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Webinar H1 B Cap Is Done What Are Your Options


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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

  1. 1. <ul><li>The H-1B Cap is Done: </li></ul><ul><li>What Are Your Options? </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted by: </li></ul><ul><li>Murali Bashyam and Ame Coats </li></ul><ul><li>Bashyam Spiro LLP </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECT WITH US: </li></ul><ul><li>FACEBOOK: </li></ul><ul><li>TWITTER: </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is the H-1B Cap? </li></ul><ul><li>Are You Exempt from the Cap? </li></ul><ul><li>Visa Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s Dialogue Map… </li></ul>
  3. 3. The H-1B Cap <ul><li>Fiscal Year Starts October 1 (Date Employment Can Begin if Subject to the Cap) </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest You Can File is April 1 </li></ul><ul><li>65,000 Regular Cap; 20,000 Advanced Degree </li></ul><ul><li>6,800 for Singapore/Chile </li></ul><ul><li>FY2011 – Ran Out January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>FY2012 – Ran Out on Nov. 22, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>FY2013 - ??????? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Who is Exempt from the H-1B Cap? </li></ul><ul><li>People Who Currently Hold H-1B Status and seek a ‘transfer’ to a New Employer </li></ul><ul><li>People Who Currently Hold H-1B Status and seek an Extension </li></ul><ul><li>People Who Have Previously Held H-1B Status Can Sometimes Regain It ( See Example) </li></ul><ul><li>Chile/Singapore Rarely Cap Numbers Rarely Used </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions of Higher Education, Nonprofit Research Org., and Gov’t Research Orgs are Exempt </li></ul>Exempt from H-1B Cap
  5. 5. <ul><li>Example : </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are Amelia’s Options if the H-1B Cap is Open? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What if the H-1B Cap has Expired? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What Are Alternatives to the H-1B Visa? </li></ul><ul><li>TN Status for Mexicans and Canadians under NAFTA </li></ul><ul><li>E-3 Visas for Australians </li></ul><ul><li>L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas </li></ul><ul><li>E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor </li></ul><ul><li>O-1 for Persons with Extraordinary Ability </li></ul><ul><li>F-1 Student (if You Want To Go Back to School) </li></ul><ul><li>STEM Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Switching to Dependent Status (if Married) </li></ul>Alternatives to H-1B
  7. 7. <ul><li>Is Filing for a “Green Card” an Alternative? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Intent” Issue for F-1 Students </li></ul><ul><li>PERM Takes Too Long; Visa Backlog Issues </li></ul><ul><li>What About EB-1 Extraordinary Ability or EB-2 National Interest Waiver? </li></ul><ul><li>Do You Have a Qualifying Family Member? </li></ul>Alternatives to H-1B
  8. 8. Questions for us?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank You For Attending. </li></ul><ul><li>VISIT OUR MEDIA LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>Watch this and other webinars anytime </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, contact: </li></ul><ul><li>919-833-0840 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECT WITH US: </li></ul><ul><li>FACEBOOK: </li></ul><ul><li>TWITTER: </li></ul>