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Immigration Services for Individuals

Thank you for visiting our website and resources. Since becoming Envoy (formerly VISANOW), we no longer directly offer immigration services for individuals or families seeking non-employment-based visas. That said, we strongly believe that immigration matters and hope you find the following information useful in your immigration journey. Non-employment immigration services for individuals For non-employment-based immigration

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Webinar Recap: Understanding the Basics of the J-1 Visa

Among the slew of immigration-related news we’ve seen this year, a less well-known visa has also had a moment in the spotlight. The Wall Street Journal reported in August that the Trump administration was considering scrapping the J-1 visa, a non-immigrant categorization with a focus on cultural exchange. The J-1 visa is what helps bring

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12 Days of Compliance: Status Changes

When it comes to employee status changes, there are a few immigration-related topics you could be referring to. First, this could be a small change in your existing employee’s position, responsibility or work location. Or, you could be talking about a more dramatic change from one visa classification to another or an extension of stay.

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At a Fork in the Road: Immigration Policy vs. Business Trends

In 2017, immigration has become a divisive issue. And yes, there are partisan politics involved in that division, but there has been another noticeable split coming to a head. When it comes to immigration – not just in America, but in other countries across the world as well – a schism between politics and business

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Technical Issues Causing Visa Delays

UPDATE: The Department of State Visa Office confirmed that the Bureau of Consular Affairs is in the process of resolving these technical problems with the visa processing systems. They confirmed that processing has not been fully restored but that their experts are continuing to focus on this issue and are working to fully resolve it as

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H-1B Visa Lottery Numbers That Matter

H-1B visa lottery numbers can be daunting. But it’s best to be up to speed on the important dates, statistics and recent news to make sure your petition has a better chance of success. Here are a few of the H-1B visa season numbers you should know: 23 As in March 23. It’s the last

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Envoy Tech Beat: Providing a More Efficient H-1B Cap Season

Envoy is dedicated to bringing you the best support for your immigration needs. Aside from our strong customer service and proven track record of helping employers navigate the nuances of visa sponsorship, we pride ourselves on our innovative technology. We’re excited to announce the latest Envoy product feature update. Read on to find out how

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Immigration Horror Stories: HR Managers Tell All

This past week, we’ve been bringing you true immigration horror stories of immigration management gone wrong – from HR managers who have seen some of the worst mistakes in the industry. In honor of Halloween, here’s a little summary of some of these horror stories, plus a few solutions that may help you avoid the

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Immigration Horror Stories: Disorganized Immigration Processes

From unfiled immigration paperwork and missing the H-1B cap to disorganized immigration processes, we’re recounting some of the scariest immigration horror stories just in time for Halloween. Mistakes during the immigration process can happen to anyone, but these oversights can not only be costly for your company, they can directly impact people’s lives. Over the

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Immigration Horror Stories: Missing the H-1B Cap

From unfiled immigration paperwork to missing the H-1B cap, we’re recounting some of the scariest immigration horror stories just in time for Halloween. Mistakes during the immigration process can happen to anyone, but these oversights can not only be costly for your company, they can directly impact people’s lives. Over the next seven days, we’re

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