Posts by Mario

Importance of Cultural Activities

Importance of Cultural Activities

Background I recently wrote about the Department of State’s new Form DS-7002 01-2013. The new form includes several additions, among...

New DS-7002 deadline: April 1

New DS-7002 deadline: April 1

Background info Form DS-7002 (Training/Internship Placement Plan) is the Department of State form that must be executed for each Intern...

Who is interested in a Support Services Job?

Who is interested in a Support Services Job?

We recently promoted our Support Services Manager to Program Manager. Therefore, we are currently looking for a new Support Services...

What is the “Two-Year Rule”?

What is the “Two-Year Rule”?

I originally posted this article in August 2011. Since it is such a popular subject and creates so many comments/ questions, I...

Why J-1 to H-1 is not good practice

Why J-1 to H-1 is not good practice

Change of status from J-1 to H-1 At HTP, we often receive the question “what can I do to stay...

Which positions can J-1s NOT hold?

Which positions can J-1s NOT hold?

On-the-job training program The Intern and Trainee categories of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program allow qualified foreign nationals to receive...

New Form DS-7002

New Form DS-7002

Form DS-7002, Training and Internship Placement Plan Since the Department of State amended the J-1 visa regulations in June 2007,...

Employer faces lawsuit; how to avoid one

Employer faces lawsuit; how to avoid one

Wyndham Resort faces lawsuit In its June 9, 2012 U.S. Edition, the Wall Street Journal reported that a group of Asians...

Help – my J-1 program is not working out!

Help – my J-1 program is not working out!

When the J program is not as expected… For many decades, young, talented, highly motivated foreign nationals have come to...

Form W-4 for J-1s

Form W-4 for J-1s

Purpose of Form W-4 Before starting their paid Trainee or Intern program, J-1 visa holders must complete a Form W-4. The...