Will traveling abroad before my Advance Parole is issued cause my application for Work Authorization to be denied?
QUESTION: I applied for Work Authorization (EAD) and Advance Parole along with my I-485 application. Will travel before the Parole is approved forfeit just my Parole application or will that … Continue reading
Can I have both an H-1B visa and an H-4 visa at the same time?
QUESTION: I have a valid H1B visa stamp. But my employer in the US does not have a project for me to work on at the moment so I cannot … Continue reading
What happens if I leave the US before my I-539 application to extend status is approved?
QUESTION: I filed my I-539 application to extend my H4 status. The application is not yet approved. I am supposed to go to India in a few weeks. What happens … Continue reading
My H1B visa expired, but my I-94 is valid. Am I still legally eligible to work?
QUESTION: My H1B visa expired last week. But the I-94 that I received when I came to the US, which I printed out from the CBP website, is valid for another … Continue reading
I was chosen in the H-1B lottery, but my J-1 is expiring in June. Can I stay in the US till October?
QUESTION: I have been in the US on a J-1 through the Teacher Exchange Program for almost three years, and my J-1 will be expiring on in June. I applied … Continue reading
I am in H-1B status. Can I take maternity leave?
QUESTION: I am in H-1B status. I just found out that I am pregnant. Will I lose my status when I stop working to have my baby? Am I able … Continue reading
My H-1B extension of status has been denied. Can I still leave the U.S. and reenter on a new H-1B visa?
By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. QUESTION- I have been working in the US in H-1B status for three years. Shortly … Continue reading
Can a company ask an employee to pay for the costs for the company to sponsor the employee for an H-1B visa?
QUESTION: Can a company ask an employee to pay for the attorney fees and filing fees for the company to sponsor the employee for an H-1B visa? ANSWER: There are … Continue reading