There is good news this week if you are seeking or are already in H-1B1, E-3, CW-1, or EB-1 visa status. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a final rule that amends its programs for these types of visas in an attempt to remove barriers and obstacles that have placed these types of workers at a disadvantage to similar workers in other visa categories.
This rule will become effective February 16, 2016, and will make the following welcome changes :
- H-1B1 and E-3 visa holders will now be authorized for employment with a specific employer incident to their status. This means that you can work for your sponsoring employer without needing a separate employment authorization.