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Difference between O Visa and P-type Visas

Getting to work in the USA with the topmost emerging industries that pave the path of advancement for the rest of the world is a marvellous offer. But it’s crucial to follow the legal procedures for securing a job in the USA, it has been often observed that people tend to suffer legally due to it. To work temporarily in the USA you can either obtain an O-Visa or a P-Visa. Both of them serve as the temporary visas for foreign nationals who aspire to work in the USA. More precisely they are made for procuring employment in the entertainment...

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Strategic relations between law firm and LPO (A perfect mix approach)

Strategic relations between law firm and LPO The growing challenges that law firms face are, meeting the increasing demands of legal support from the organization. Outsourcing is considered as an effective solution for doing “more for less”, i.e., increasing the scope beyond the core legal services delivery. The avenue of choice to the clients have no longer remained confined to legal services by law firms ; it is extended to in-house, law firm and third party legal support companies. This will lead to creation of correct service blend to ideally suit the clients. In recent times, many organizations are adopting a hybrid...

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Innovation Revolution in the Law firm model

Innovation Revolution in the Law firm model The traditional law firm model is undergoing gradual transformation. The legal tasks performed by large law firms are now being performed by lower-cost provider’s overseas i.e. Legal Process Outsourcing companies. More than 80% of the large law firms are planning to maintain or increase their number of contract lawyers and paralegals who in many cases will do work that associates used to do. It is apparent that there is a structural shift in cozy law firm model. This shift can be rightly stated as the innovation revolution. The Clients have reduced their reliance on traditional...

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LPO Industry Continues to Grow along with GC Confidence in Quality of Work

The U.S. legal industry remains flat despite an industry uptick globally. In contrast, the U.S. legal outsourcing market is growing, with legal support companies winning more work from larger clients who appreciate quality product delivery and cost savings. In the midst of this LPO boom, corporate legal departments have become more educated buyers of outsourced legal services. By working with LPOs, in-house legal teams are able to reduce budgets and focus on more strategic work. In turn, they can better deploy outside counsel on matters that are high level and highly complex. With General Counsel (GCs) increasingly accustomed to outsourcing models, they...

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Change of Status of potential Students and STEM-OPT Policy

Every year hundreds of aspiring students enroll in hundreds of universities in the United States with dreams of broadening horizons and acquiring the coveted American degrees. It may happen that people, travelling to the United States for purposes other than receiving education, find graduate/undergraduate programs, vocational training diplomas or courses that interest them. Or maybe they simply fall in love with the United States Education system. We know that there are special visas for studying in the United States (F, M Visas) and that it is impossible to do so on any other tourist or business Visas (with certain exceptions)....

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How Immigration Attorney can be Benefited by Offshoring

  Cost effectiveness, maintaining quality through outsourcing repetitive legal activities, higher resource utilization and stability are some of the reasons which has fuelled the LPO (Legal Process Outsourcing) industry growth over a period of time. The U.S. and U.K. law firms and corporations outsource business to emerging markets of Asia Pacific. Offshore outsourcing to countries like India is always profitable in terms of low cost. IP processing, documents and contracts review and analysis, immigration processing and legal drafting and research are some of the legal support services outsourced to India. SKJ Juris, is an Immigration support company where we offer top-notch Immigration...

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New DS-160 Form Seeks Social Media Information, Affecting Millions of Visa Applicants

The DS-160 (online nonimmigrant visa application form) is for temporary travel to the U.S.  Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the internet. Consular officers use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the Visa application, and combined with a personal interview, determine an applicant’s eligibility for a non-immigrant visa. The following documents are required to complete your DS-160: Passport Travel itinerary, if you have already made travel arrangements. Dates of your last five visits or trips to the United States, if you have previously travelled to the United States. You may also be asked for your...

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U.S. Non-Immigrant Visas – A Glimpse

A nonimmigrant visa (NIV) is issued to a person with permanent residence outside the United States, who wishes to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis. An alien who has been granted the right to reside temporarily in the United States is called a Non-immigrant. Each Non-immigrant is admitted into the U.S. in the Non-immigrant status which corresponds to the type of visa issued to them. Non-immigrant visas are issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis for the purposes of tourism, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work. Temporary Work Visas: Temporary Worker...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON EB-5

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON EB-5 This FAQ page provides a handy reference on what investors need to know about EB-5 program:   WHAT IS EB-5 INVESTOR VISA PROGRAM? EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program, created in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents, informally known as "green card" holders The EB-5 Investor Visa Program, has two primary purposes: To create jobs to enhance the U.S. economy and, To allow qualified foreign investors to become lawful permanent U.S. residents. Under the EB-5 Green Card Program, the foreign investor as well as his/her family will be allowed...

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Transition of Indian LPO Industry

There has been a gradual transition of Indian LPO industry in the way they operate and cater to foreign clientele. At the outset of the Legal Process Outsourcing concept in India, the  service  providers  concentrated on handling simpler  projects like legal  billing,  legal coding, indexing and legal transcription, however the LPO industry has experienced a few gradual yet dramatic changes in terms of taking more challenging and complicated work load from American law firms and independent attorneys in the fields of document review, contract management, IPR, Immigration, Bankruptcy, and  few other fields previously not broached by the LPOs in India....

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