In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by my colleague and business immigration attorney, Gilberto Orozco, Jr. as we talk about dive into a very technical area of U.S. immigration law, which is the world of AC21 Portability which has something to do with H-1B’sand green cards.
We tackle questions we get all the time from people who are looking at transferring jobs in the United States or maybe starting tech companies and wanting to understand the H-1B and green card process.
AC21 stands for the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act. It was enacted by Congress in 2000 to stay competitive with H-1Bs.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- The purpose of AC21
- 3 basic things that AC21 allows for people
- 2 types of H-1B extensions
- The 365 day rule for one-year extensions
- Requirements for getting a 3-year AC21 extension
- The 180-day portability rule
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