How States Use Their 30 Waivers for J-1 Physicians

While every state varies in terms of population and demographics, each state is limited to a maximum of 30 waivers under the Conrad State 30 program that allows states to provide physician jobs that qualify for a waiver of the 2-year home residency rule of the J-1 visa.

We received a Social Security “No-Match” letter: Now what?

After a brief hiatus, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is again sending “No-Match” Letters to employers around the country. These letters advise employers that certain Social Security Numbers (SSN) provided by employees do not match the names of the individuals that SSA has on file for such numbers.

NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION DS-160 NOW COLLECTING SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

In an expansion of the “extreme vetting” measures, the U.S. Department of State has announced that all nonimmigrant visa applicants must provide personal social media account information in the DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) by listing all the social media platforms they have used in the last 5 years and by providing usernames or handles used on those platforms.