How the New H-1B Lottery Impacts F-1 OPT Cap-Gap

          The upcoming H-1B lottery season will be significantly different than how it has been in recent years. These changes will have a significant impact on F-1 nonimmigrants that are on OPT/STEM OPT that seek to utilize cap-gap to extend their...

Social Security No-Match Letters: What Employers Need to Know

In March 2019, the Social Security Administration began reissuing no-match letters. Receipt of a no-match letter is not an indication of an employee’s work authorization or immigration status; no-match letters signify that information on employees’...

I-9 Reverification for F-1 Students and H-1B Workers

Form I-9 is used by employers to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired to work in the U.S. Two common errors that employers often make on the I-9 form are the following: employers either fail to perform reverification,...

Working Outside the U.S. While on H-1B

                An individual working outside the U.S. is not subject to U.S. immigration laws. Therefore, it is permissible for a foreign national to work for their U.S. employer while outside the country. While working for the U.S. employer an individual...

7 Essential Steps to Prepare for I-9 Audits

As more and more employers, both large and small, undergo I-9 audits conducted by ICE, it is important to ensure that your company has an effective HR Management process that will implement proper procedures to avoid record-keeping errors, potential...

Krystal Alanis promoted to Partner!

We are pleased to announce that Krystal Alanis has been named a partner at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. As a partner, Krystal will continue to further the firm’s purpose by providing top-notch client service and consultation to employers and individuals...

Correcting Errors on your I-94

After entering the country from traveling abroad, you go to access your electronic I-94 online at the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) website. As you stare at the screen, you realize your I-94 has an error on it, or are completely unable to pull up...

Five Common I-9 Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

As HR Professionals, you know all too well that onboarding a new employee involves completing Form I-9 in order to verify the identity and employment authorization of all hired workers. Moreover, certain situations require employers to reverify work...

Mock Interview: Preparing for your Nonimmigrant Visa Interview

Attending a nonimmigrant visa interview can be a daunting process. Seemingly insignificant information verbally provided to the officer or a single document you showed him during the interview may result in a rejection. This is because a visa interview...

USCIS Announces $10 Fee for H-1B Lottery Registration

            This morning, USCIS announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B lottery registration submitted by petitioners. This rule is to help subsidize the costs involved with the H-1B lottery pre-registration...

50,000 Indians Would Die Waiting for Employment-Based Green Card

There has been a great deal of attention given to the problems in our immigration system. Much of that attention has been focused on the portion of the system that deals with undocumented persons, the detention system, and the effect it has on people’s...

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing in Mexico and Canada

Our office often gets this question from both first time H-1B holders and H-1B holders needing an extension of their visa – “can I go for H-1B stamping in Mexico or Canada?” Although we usually recommend for applicants to visit their home country for...