RECENT UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
Graduation day is approaching and you’ve finally made it. You are about to receive your diploma and go out into the working world. You and your classmates are competing for the best jobs, but you feel at a disadvantage because you are not a U.S. citizen or even a green card holder. How are you supposed to navigate through the strange new world of United States immigration laws and procedures?
How to get a work permit through Optional Practical Training (OPT)? After that, how can you change your status from OPT to an H-1B temporary working visa? Finally, what is the best procedure for you to qualify for lawful permanent residence?
“I must acknowledge the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman for their expert, diligent and responsive attention to my successful petition for permanent residency. Everyone in their office treated the sponsoring employer and my family with courtesy and respect. I am particularly grateful for the assistance and outstanding customer service of Judy Lu, Sr. Paralegal, who guided us through the process from H1-B to PERM to adjustment of status for permanent residency.” (More client reviews…)
This is a practical guide for foreign-born students about to graduate from universities in the U.S.:
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- Temporary Working Visas: Who is Eligible?
- Procedure to Obtain H-1B Status
- H-1B Numerical Limitation
- Family Members
- Duration of H-1B Status
- Applying for Permanent Residence
- Employment-Based Immigration
- What is Labor Certification?
- Alternatives to Labor Certification
- Getting Your Green Card
- Getting an H-1B Approved for a Remote Worker (March 2012)
- Showing a Valid Employer-Employee Relationship (August 2010)
- Helping a Client Qualify as an EB-1 Outstanding Researcher (December 2009)
- Avoiding the H-1B Cap with a Little Help from the USCIS (August 2009)
- Researcher and Systems Engineer: “What a Difference a Day Made” (October 2005)
- Employment-Based Immigration: Cancer Research Center (March 2005)