Category: For Immigrants


RFE Rates Remain High For Employment-Based Non-Immigration Visas

O-1 initial approval rate declined from 90.8% in 2019, to 89% in the second quarter of 2020. The O-1 RFE rate increased from 26.4% in 2019, to 30.1% in the…

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How to Read and Understand the Visa Bulletin

For anyone going through the green card process, you’re probably familiar or at least heard of the visa bulletin. The visa bulletin can be difficult to read and navigate. Here…

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A Breakdown of President Trump’s Executive Order

On Monday, President Trump announced his plan to sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. To anyone going through the immigration…

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Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)

Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is USCIS’ way of letting you know that they don’t expect your application to be approved. However,…

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USCIS suspends premium processing

USCIS has temporarily stopped taking requests for premium processing. Premium processing allows applicants to fast-track the visa application processing time to 15 days–for an additional fee of $1,440. Without premium…

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Founder Spotlight: Vicki Guan

Authored by Annie Blay I recently got to spend some time talking with Vicki Guan, co-founder of Evri. She’s one of our innovative and inspiring customers who has drawn on…

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COVID-19 updates from Legalpad

While there isn’t an exact playbook to follow, sometimes it helps to know your options. Legalpad is committed to keeping you informed on developing news and updated policy changes. Providing…

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3 Ways to Apply for a Work Visa

When the perfect candidate for your growing startup is a foreign national, getting their work visa should be simple and affordable. Figuring out how to compile a visa application should…

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Founder Spotlight: Sujay Suresh Kumar

How this electrical engineer’s passion for technology carries forward his mission to support women Today we catch up with Sujay Suresh Kumar, cofounder and CTO of Lilu, the first hands-free…

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US Work Visas for Canadian Startups

There is no shortage of US work visa categories, and it can feel overwhelming to try to understand all the options.  Each visa category has its own set of terms…

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