Immigration Issues/H-1B NOT FOR PROFIT

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I WAS GOING TO START WORKING WITH A BIG FIRM ON AUGUST 2007, UNFORTUNATELY I WENT THROUGH A LOTTERY IN ORDER TO GET THE H-1 BUT IT DID NOT GO WELL. ANYWAY, MY QUESTION IS WHAT IF I START WORKING FOR A NOT FOR PROFIT, HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO GET MY RESIDENCY? I KNOW I CANNOT WORK FOR A FOR PROFIT ORG BUT IS THERE ANOTHER DIFFERENCE COMPARING IT WITH A FOR PROFIT H1? I JUST DON'T KNOW REALLY HOW IT WORKS. THANKS

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Hi,

The non-profit would need to file an H-1B petition for you. Incidentally, not all non-profits are exempt from the visa cap. In order to be exempt, it should be affiliated with an educational institution, or a non-profit research organization.

The sponsorship process for the green card process is the same as for-profits: http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/faqs.cfm

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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