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An overview of the O-1 visa standard and its requirements

There are several categories of business visas that foreign nationals may apply for if they are planning on traveling to the United States for temporary employment. Each visa category has its requirements- it is essential to carefully review the purpose of the intended stay to determine which visa is most appropriate.

OPT visa waiting times more than doubled in recent months

Optional Practical Training visas allow employers in New York and around the country to hire foreign students and recent college graduates to fill positions that are related to their major field of study. OPT visas give students and graduates an opportunity to receive valuable training and provide employers with highly skilled workers, but recent reports suggest that the program is currently being hampered by excessively long waiting times.

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