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Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Time in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives.
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Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie, ” the advice column that refutes immigration-related questions about is currently working on engineering companies.
“Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above margins and pursue their dreams, ” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley migration lawyer. “Whether you’re in people ops, a founder or searching a chore in Silicon Valley, I would love to answer your questions in my next column.”
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I work in parties ops at a startup. We have no experience with H-1B visas. We recently received applications for job openings from a couple of strong applicants who are on H-1B visas with other business. What should we know about hiring an H-1B visa holder?
One of the job applicants will need to have her H-1B restored next year. What should we know about filing for a renewal? Are H-1B conveys and reclamations still possible given that H-1B visas are no longer being issued at consulates?
–Newbie in Newark
Exciting that your firm is hiring. Congrats! Yes, H-1B assigns and restorations are still possible. The only current restriction is that H-1B visas can generally not be issued to beings outside the U.S. right now. They were halted through at least the end of 2020 under last-place month’s executive proclamation.
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