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Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

August 3, 2021
Web Seminar

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  • $199.00
Presented 08/03/2021
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2021-08-03

With H-1B registration closed, what options are available for individuals not selected? What if your client was selected, but received a denial? The speakers for this intermediate seminar will give an overview of alternative options that will allow beneficiaries to begin employment in the United States. They also will discuss the requirements, benefits, and limitations of certain nonimmigrant and immigrant options.

Featured Topics

  • Qualifications of H-1B Cap-Exempt Employers and Concurrent Employment
  • Continuing Work Authorization While in F-1 Status, Issues with Day 1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • O-1 or P-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa Considerations for Recent Graduates
  • Best Practices to Prepare for L-1 Intracompany Transferee Options
  • Country-Specific Visas: TN, E-3, H-1B1, and E-1/E-2
  • Legal Permanent Residence Options and Timing Considerations

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Please note, all 2021 seminar recordings are free to AILA members starting in March 2021, as part of a new service provided with AILA membership. AILA encourages live attendance for those wishing to ask questions of the speakers. CLE credit is included with purchase for live participants.

Recordings will be available approximately two weeks after the live event. Recordings are CLE eligible in most jurisdictions. A CLE administration fee will apply for AILA members interested in obtaining CLE Credit. More details available [here].


Heather N. Segal (DL), Toronto, Canada

Heather Segal is founding partner of Segal Immigration Law. She practices exclusively in Canadian immigration law, American Consular and Border immigration law. Heather earned her law degree from Queen’s University in 1994 and a Master of Laws in Immigration from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law in 1996. She was an elected Director to the American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors for last ten years.

Ellen Freeman, AILA Business Section Steering Committee, Pittsburgh, PA

Ellen Freeman has more than 20 years of practice in all facets of employment-based immigration. She works with growing organizations to advise on U.S. immigration law, strategy, compliance, and training. Her depth of experience fully supports clients moving through the challenging steps of business growth and shifting employment strategy, including forming corporate entities, establishing U.S. operations, and managing applications for temporary visas through permanent residence Ellen is highly active in immigration education and development at the national and international levels and serves in various leadership roles with AILA. She is currently a member of AILAs Business Section Steering Committee.

Khorzad Adi Mehta, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Owings Mills, MD

Khorzad A. Mehta practices immigration law in Owings Mills, MD. He represents individuals, families and U.S. employers with employment- and family-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters. He has a special interest representing international physicians and their employers. Khorzad is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, The Ohio State University, and is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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The Alternatives to the H-1B Visa web seminar takes place Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on August 2, 2021.

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