Thursdays Live with Chugh

Tune into weekly live discussions with Chugh, LLP’s immigration, legal, and tax experts to gain critical insights that you can immediately apply to your business – or personal goals.

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H-1B FAQs: Entrepreneurship and Parental Leave While on an H-1B Visa

Date: September 30, 2021

Some H-1B visa holders may be able to start their own businesses, but it is important to meet certain conditions to maintain their immigration status. Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews leads this conversation on the ownership and management of businesses by H-1B visa holders. She also discusses how to take extended leave while on the H-1B visa.

U VISAS: QUALIFYING FOR AN EAD AND DEFERRED ACTION WHILE YOUR APPLICATION IS PENDING

Date: September 16, 2021

Learn about the U visa and which pending applications may qualify for deferred action and an employment authorization document (EAD). Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Angelita Chavez covers how to qualify for these benefits, planning for the U visa application process, and general U visa application requirements.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WHEN YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS IS PENDING: THINGS TO CONSIDER

Date: September 9, 2021

There may be serious consequences to traveling internationally while your green card application is pending. Join Partner and Attorney Min Kim for a conversation on advance parole, whether you may need it for international travel, how emergency advance parole works, and more.

DECLARING FOREIGN INCOME ON YOUR US TAX RETURNS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Date: September 2, 2021

There are steep penalties for failing to report qualifying income earned in foreign countries on your US tax returns. Learn about whether this requirement applies to you, how you can avoid double taxation on foreign income, saving money on tax credits and exclusion, and more from Chugh CPAs, LLP CPA and Team Lead Neha Karnwal.

THE L-1A VISA FOR COMPANY TRANSFEREES: WHAT IT TAKES TO QUALIFY

Date: August 26, 2021

Gain an overview of the L-1A visa and how your company can use it to transfer employees from foreign to US offices. Chugh, LLP Join Immigration Attorney Joy Dungca discusses which US employers and employees qualify for the L-1A visa, and how to provide proof that you meet these requirements.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED GREEN CARDS: DOWNGRADING, PREMIUM PROCESSING, AGING OUT, AND MORE

Date: August 19, 2021

Watch this informative discussion on the green card downgrade process from EB-2 to EB-3 with Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Navdeep Meamber and Immigration Consultant Jagan Tamirisa. Our experts cover premium processing, how downgrading may impact your child after age 21, and what the process of downgrading entails. They also provide insight into traveling while your adjustment of status is pending, rescheduling your biometrics appointment, and more.

SETTING UP A US BRANCH OF YOUR FOREIGN COMPANY: KEY FACTORS YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW

Date: August 12, 2021

Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Jaymen Chavda shares key legal factors that you should consider when setting up a branch of your foreign company in the United States.

HOW TO REPORT FOREIGN ASSETS ON US TAXES AND SAVE ON PENALTIES

Date: August 5, 2021

This discussion provides an overview of filing taxes for your foreign assets and income in the US, including for real estate, mutual funds, and more. Chugh CPAs, LLP Partner, and CPA Baljeet Singh delivers insight into returns FBAR and Form 8938 and the penalties owed if you do not file them.

BRIDGING THE GAP FOR F-1 STUDENTS: WHAT NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY MEANS FOR YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS

Date: July 29, 2021

Foreign nationals awaiting a change of status (COS) to an F-1 student visa no longer need to apply to change or extend their nonimmigrant status using bridge applications. Chugh, LLP Attorney Gladys Gervacio and Executive Manager Sonia Sidhu discuss the implications of this new policy for international students.

THE FUTURE OF THE DACA PROGRAM

Date: July 22, 2021

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stopped processing initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications due to a recent legal challenge to the program.

Partner and Attorney Angelita Chavez discusses risks which may be on the horizon for advance parole, DACA renewals, and more. She also shares an overview of the qualifications required for DACA, and its benefits.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR PENDING H-1B, F-1, AND PERMANENT RESIDENT VISAS

Date: July 15, 2021

Chugh, LLP Attorney Min Kim provides an overview of international travel permitted for individuals with pending applications for H-1B visas, adjustments of status, and employment authorization documents (EAD). Min also shares which travel is permissible for individuals who have F-1 optional practical training (OPT) without an EAD.

DON’T HAVE YOUR INDIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE? SOLUTIONS AND PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ADJUSTING STATUS TO LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT

Date: July 8, 2021

During this live conversation, Chugh, LLP Attorney Diya Mathews addresses common concerns of Indian nationals who have an unregistered birth or are missing their Indian birth certificate, but who are ready to adjust status to US permanent resident. She also shares insight into alternate documentation you can use instead when applying for your green card.

DEVELOPING A RETURN TO WORK POLICY DURIC THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Date: July 1, 2021

Many companies are grappling with the process of returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Chugh, LLP legal expert Dilawar Fazal and Outreach Manager Neha Mahajan as they discuss what to do if your employees do not want to return to work, how to handle COVID-19-related workplace injury claims, what workplace safety standards work best, and more.

LIVE DISCUSSION OF RECENT IMMIGRATION NEWS

Date: June 17, 2021

Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews and Outreach Manager Neha Mahajan share the latest news on US immigration, including movement from the July 2021 Visa Bulletin, whether you should consider premium processing on Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker), who qualifies for emergency advance parole, whether to travel with a pending adjustment of status application, and more.

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