F1, OPT and H1B Visa Tax Information

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

F1 Visa 

F-1 visa holders are exempt from paying FICA Taxes, Social Security and Medicare, for a limited time. However, they are subjected to federal taxes, and state/local taxes, if applicable, students on F-1 filing their (federal) income taxes who have been in the USA for 5 years or less need to use the correct tax forms, such as 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. (more…)

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Can H1B and F1 Visa holders earn money online?

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B, Jobs, Prospective Students | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

H1B people, its little harsh but you got to understand this point that you are Resident Alien (Immigrant) at this point and can only work for your employer and if there is any other source of Income(online earnings) its considered as Illegal earnings. So basically, if you are on a H1-B visa, you are authorized to work for only one those employers that sponsor your visa. You cannot be self-employed and earn additional income and doing so will render you out-of-status. (more…)

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F1 Visa and H1B approval – For people Outside United States

Posted on May 10, 2009. Filed under: F1 Visa, H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

Q) I have got my F1 visa in January 2009; I also got my H1b approved in April 2009. I have to join fall 2009 Sep 09 at my University in USA. I am currently in Pakistan. I want to complete at least 2 semesters and then change my status to h1b. My employer is planning to call me by the mid of next year. Kindly guide me and is that possible I may enter USA and start my education on F1, complete my 2 semesters, and then use my H1b approved this year to change my status. I need urgent help. Thanks indeed. (more…)

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Do you know how much USCIS is earning from H1B petitions every year?

Posted on May 2, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you know how much USCIS is earning from H1B petitions every year?

It is way more than $ 173,000,000 (173 Million Dollars) – It can be more than this number.

Let’s see how this numbers got to $173 Million dollars (more…)

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25 highest paid H1B Occupations

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

Folks,

I know many of you might already know these small details, but just thought this might interest you.

 

The below data is for year 2005; for the recent status, you might want to add some 5% to the below mentioned salary. Seriously there is no big change in the salaries compared to 2005: D (more…)

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Fact of the day

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , |

In spite of the requirement that H-1B workers be paid the prevailing wage, H-1B workers earn significantly less than their American counterparts. On average, applications for H-1B workers in computer occupations were for wages $13,000 less than Americans in the same occupation and state. (more…)

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How to Apply for Tourist Visa to Canada for H1B Visa holders in United States

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

Planning to apply for tourist visa to Canada. Here are some of the steps that might be helpful to you.  

 

Step 1:  Fill in IMM 5257 Form (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5257B.PDF ) and print it.

 

Step 2: Take 2 passport photos with Canadian standards (35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″))

 

Step 3: Prepare to send photo copies of your current offer letter, proof of employment, Original H1B approval (I-797), last 3 pay checks, drivers License, Itinerary (if you have), hotel confirmation (if you have).

 

Step 4: Be prepared to send original Passport unless you prefer to go in person. You can walk in person if you want to finish this process in a day to your nearest consulate.

 

Step 5: Bank Statements showing some funds to support your travel.

 

Step 6: The fee per person is $65 USD for a single entry visa, $130 USD for a multiple entry visa or $340 USD for a family (multiple or single entry). You must pay a processing fee when you submit an application for a temporary resident visa. Fee can be paid in US dollar, payable to CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL via Cashier check, Bank Draft, Money Order, EXACT CASH (if paying in person — 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. ONLY). If paying in Canadian funds, make payable to: RECEIVER GENERAL FOR CANADA.

 

For more accurate information on fee structure visit http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/seattle/imm/fees-frais.aspx?lang=eng

 

Step 7: Send application package (all the above documents with your passport, fee) to your nearest Canadian Consulate. For more details please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp#u

 

For complete package, please visit this website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/visa.asp

  

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Rumor Busters – First time H1B Visa stamping in Canada from other visa status (F1, L1, and H4)?

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , |

We have been hearing about H1B Visa applicants (from F1, L1, H4 etc Visas) being routed to their home country when they go for their first time H1B stamping in Canada.

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Step by Step Procedure to get H1B Visa Stamping in Canada – Vancouver

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

ALERT: All consular posts must electronically confirm all Non-Immigrant Visa petitions prior to visa issuance.

This will affect applicants for H, L, O and P visas. This process may take additional 2 to 3 workdays, creating a minimum 4 workday turnaround for such applicants. This confirmation is beyond our control and cannot be waived. Any petition-based, otherwise-

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Latest H1B Fee Structure by USCIS

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

We keep hearing about various H1B fees structures from our employers, the below is the factual (actual) rates what they pay for USCIS.   

In some cases they hire Attorney for this paperwork but majority of companies’ process their own H1B applications.  

Now you know how much your employer will be paying for your H1B.  They can’t bluff you anymore. :D

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