Happy New Year! It is officially time to prepare for the 2016 H-1B cap (opens April 1, 2015). This past April 172,500 petitions were submitted for just 85,000 spots. Given the probability of success in the lottery it is beneficial to sponsor an employee now even if the change to H-1B status is not needed for several years.
News & Resources
Our monthly newsletter is now available.
The following subjects are covered:
- It's time to plan for the H-1B cap: 10% dscount on cap cases opened by January 31st
- Check out our new website!
- New app from CBP predicts the wait time at various land border crossings
- Quarterly reports on foreign national employees
- EB-3 and EB-2 for Chinese nationals
The entrepreneurial spirit is strong in America's immigrant population. According to the US Small Business Administration nearly one in ten immigrants owns a small business. Many immigrants ask us about whether they can start new businesses while inside the US. Here is guidance regarding who can start a new company and when individuals can work for those companies.
The US Departments of State and Homeland Security published a notice of request for information in the Federal Register seeking feedback on streamlining and improving the US immigration system. Comments must be provided by January 29, 2015.
Franchises are a great option for individuals seeking to open a company in the United States and secure an E-2 visa. Meltzer Hellrung provides a complete package of services to assist foreign entrepreneurs in opening new franchise business in the United States and securing E-2 visas.