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Episode 100: H-4 vs. F-1 Visa Holder
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7:04The H-4 visa and F-1 visa represent distinct categories within the U.S. immigration system, each serving unique purposes. Each visa caters to distinct demographics with different emphases on work and education opportunities. The H-4 visa is designed for dependents of H-1B visa holders, and limits the employment authorization to spouses of H-1B holders who are on the green card path and have an approved Form I-140. Conversely, the F-1 visa is tailored for international students pursuing full-time academic programs in the U.S. F-1 visa holders have the flexibility to work on-campus part-time during the academic year and are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) post-graduation.
Episode 99: NIW Green Card for Teachers
6:28As you know, the National Interest Waiver is a U.S. immigration option that allows certain foreign nationals to apply for a green card without the need for employer sponsorship if their work is deemed to be in the national interest of the United States. While the NIW generally applies to individuals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in their fields, including education, it's important to note that each case is evaluated individually.
Episode 98: B-1/B-2 Visa in 2024
11:16The B1/B2 visa is a type of non-immigrant visa for temporary visitors to the United States. It allows individuals to enter the U.S. for business (B1) or tourism and other non-business purposes (B2). The B1/B2 visa is often referred to as a "tourist visa" or "visitor visa." Visitor visas allow for stays in the United States of up to 6 months.
Episode 97: How to Avoid USCIS Rejecting Your Case
6:35To avoid having your case rejected by USCIS, it's crucial to follow proper procedures and ensure that you provide accurate and complete information. This Podcast will talk about some tips to help you avoid common pitfalls and increase the likelihood of a successful application.
Episode 96: Common Evidence Requirements in K-1 Cases in 2024
4:50As you know, proving the authenticity of your relationship is crucial when applying for a K-1 fiancé visa. Consular officers are tasked with ensuring that the relationship is genuine and not solely for immigration. This podcast will talk about some ways to demonstrate the legitimacy of your relationship.
Episode 95: How To Speed Up Your Marriage-Based Green Card Application Process
5:39Speeding up the marriage-based green card application process involves navigating the various steps efficiently and ensuring that all required documents are submitted accurately. This podcast will talk about some tips to help for a smooth and potentially even faster process.
Episode 94: National Interest Waiver Green Cards for Nurses
7:09The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a pathway for foreign nationals to obtain a green card (permanent residency) in the United States based on their exceptional abilities and the national importance of their work. While traditionally associated with professions like science and technology, nurses also qualify for the NIW under certain circumstances.
Episode 93: Everything You Need to Know About the EB-2 National Interest Waiver Green Card
13:38Procuring a National Interest Waiver, also known as the NIW, allows you to become a U.S. lawful permanent resident (LPR) through an EB-2 green card. The NIW allows you to contribute your work to the United States to benefit U.S. society without requiring employer sponsorship or a labor certification.
Episode 92: P-3 Visa for Artists and Entertainers
9:12So aforementioned, the P-3 visa is for those who want to temporarily enter the U.S. to perform, teach, or coach in a culturally unique program. It is a nonimmigrant visa for artists, entertainers, and their support personnel who may enter the U.S. either as individuals or as group members. While in the United States, artists or entertainers can perform in exchange for payment or prize money, and engage in part-time study if interested.
Episode 91: L-1 “New Office” Visa
7:22The L-1 “new office” visa allows businesses to begin operations in the U.S. with the assistance of key personnel from a company based outside the U.S. It requires a related entity abroad and proof that the foreign national employee to be transferred has worked in an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge capacity.