Akshat Divatia

Akshat represents clients in a variety of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, and excels in providing diligent advocacy and simplified immigration solutions to budding entrepreneurs, established companies, and growing families.

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BREAKING NEWS: Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Registration Window Opens March 1

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the window for U.S. employers to submit online registrations for the Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B quota will open at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, and close at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time on Friday, March 17, 2023. USCIS Registration

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Seattle Kraken Player Misses Beginning of NHL Season with Visa Problems

Immigration Troubles For the NHL’s Seattle Kraken Seattle Kraken right wing Daniel Sprong had to miss the Kraken’s National Hockey League season opener last week against the Anaheim Ducks due to immigration troubles. The Kraken went on to lose against the Ducks in overtime after dropping a two-goal lead. Sprong also ended up missing the

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H-1B Visas: Adjusting Status To Permanent Residence

We represent large and small companies in securing both temporary and permanent employment-based work visas. There is an alphabet soup of work visas, but the most common of the temporary visas is the H-1B Specialty Occupation visa. The question we are asked most often after we have secured a temporary work visa for a client’s

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Has the Biden-Harris Administration Enabled an Immigration Reset?

In November 2020, I published the first in a 4-part series of posts titled “Biden-Harris Offers a Chance for an Immigration Reset”. My third post in the series was published on President Biden’s Inauguration Day, and I posted again two and a half weeks later. Nine months later, what has President Biden done to reform

USCIS Temporarily Extends the Validity of Green Card Medical Exams to Four Years

USCIS Temporarily Extends the Validity of Green Card Medical Exams to Four Years

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that it is temporarily extending the validity of select medical exams from two years to four years. Immigration medical exams are part of the employment- and family-based Adjustment of Status (AOS) process, which results in the issuance of a permanent resident card (‘green card’) for applicants who

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H-1B Visas for Specialty Occupations

1. Back to Basics: What Is an H-1B Visa? H-1B visas are for workers in speciality occupations. An H-1B worker is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as a beneficiary who: (i) is temporarily coming to the United States (ii) to perform services in a specialty occupation; (iii) is of distinguished merit and ability; and

The US Border After Canada Legalized Cannabis

The US Border After Canada Legalized Cannabis

Canada’s cannabis legalization creates yet another wrinkle in the relations between the U.S. and its northern neighbor. U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions harbors a well known hatred towards anything cannabis and he clearly has no love for Canada’s Cannabis Act either. What will this mean though for Canadians who are 100% legally involved in Canada’s cannabis industry when