USCIS BEGINS ACCEPTING H-1B PETITIONS FOR FY2015 ON APRIL 1, 2014
On April 1, 2014, the USCIS will begin accepting H-1B visa petitions for the 2015 fiscal year. There is a cap of 65,000 petitions every year with an additional 20,000 under the Master's Cap. The H-1B quota was reached within 5 days last year and is expected to be reached within the first week again this year. As such, employers must be prepared to have their H-1B petitions ready for submission on April 1st. Learn more about the H-1B visa here.
U.S. GREEN CARDS NOW PERMITTED FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE CASES
With DOMA struck down, federal benefits such as immigration should be available to same sex couples. This means that U.S. citizens spouses in a same sex marriage are now able to sponsor his or her foreign spouse for permanent residency. Learn more about obtaining a same sex marriage green card.
U.S. IMMIGRATION BILL WOULD BENEFIT CANADIAN RETIREES AND SNOWBIRDS
A new Retiree Visa would benefit Canadian snowbirds and visitors it becomes law. Learn more about the JOLT Act and the Retiree Visa here
www.CanadiansInUSA.com emerging as a leading resource website for Canadians moving to the United States
In 2010, Maximilian Law Inc. launched the website www.CanadiansInUSA.com as a source for Canadians with questions on immigrating to the United States. Since then, the website has had tens of thousands of visitors and has become of one of the leading resources for Canadians immigrating to the United States. In fact, one of the world's most respected internet travel websites offered to advertise with us.
K-1 FIANCÉ VISA FOR CANADIANS ENGAGED TO AMERICAN CITIZENS
Canadians engaged to a U.S. citizen can apply for a K-1 fiancé visa. This allows the Canadian to marry the U.S. citizen in the United States and then apply for a green card.
INADMISSIBILITY WAIVERS AND TEMPORARY RESIDENT PERMITS (TRP)
Canadians who have been banned or barred from entering the U.S. for overstaying their visa can apply for an inadmissibility waiver or application to re-apply for admission. U.S. citizens who have been convicted of a DUI or other crime are inadmissible to enter Canada. To do so, the U.S. citizen must either be deemed rehabilitated, or apply for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) or application for rehabilitation.