Updated on 01.02.2024

Pilot program for the extension of H-1B visas in the USA

The U.S. Department of State's new pilot program allows certain H-1B visa holders to conveniently renew their visas directly in the US. The time-limited test run started on January 29, 2024 and…

Updated on 12.06.2023

USCIS: Fraud allegations surrounding H-1B record-breaking season

The H-1B season is popular with employers to get work visas for employees through a lottery process. A huge increase in registrations in 2023 showed that some companies were trying to illegally cheat…

Updated on 20.05.2023

Visa question of the month - Multiple employers allowed in the US?

Your question: I will be working in the USA for my current employer's subsidiary on an L-1 visa. Can I also work for other US employers with the L-1 visa?

Updated on 04.11.2022

Visa question of the month - Name change in EAD

YOUR QUESTION: We have applied for an L-1 visa for an employee of our company. The wife has obtained an L-2 visa and on the basis of this obtained a General Work Permit in the USA. Now the lady has…

Updated on 13.09.2022

Visa Question of the Month - Changes to existing US visas after change of ownership?

Your question: Our group of companies was bought out. What happens now with the existing L-blanket visas of our employees? Will the visas lose their validity and have to be reissued?

Updated on 28.06.2022

Visa Question of the Month - Significant Changes in E-2 Registration

Your question: Due to restructuring measures within our group of companies (German GmbH), our US location has recently been operating not only under a new name, but now also has a different legal…

Updated on 16.05.2022

Visa question of the month - EAD renewal not approved in time, now what?

Your question: What happens if the EAD application for an employee at the US location is not renewed in time by the US authorities?

Updated on 22.04.2022

Visa question of the month - F-1 visa and OPT before H-1B visa

Your question: I am in the USA on an F-1 visa and have received a job offer from a software company. Unfortunately, there are no more H-1B visas available for this year. What can I do?

Updated on 15.10.2021

H-2B Visa - Quota for US Fiscal Year 2019 Reached

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the additional 30,000 H-2B visas made available for US fiscal year 2019 are also out of stock. Read here who can apply for…

Updated on 01.08.2021

ESTA or Visa - Do you need a visa for the USA?

It is not always easy to say whether entry into the USA can take place under the Visa Waiver Program with ESTA or whether a B-1 visa or even a work visa must already be applied for. An assessment…

Updated on 24.09.2019

Visa question of the month - effects of company changes on e visa

Your Question: Due to restructuring measures within our group of companies our US location has changed and we even have a different legal form (change from LLC to Inc.). Does this have effects on the…