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H-1B Cap Filing Season is Almost Here!

Save the Date to File the H-1B Petition: April 1, 2018   Employers looking to bring temporary foreign workers into the US, must begin the H-1B cap filing process soon. With just eight weeks to go before the start of the FY 2018 H-1B cap filing season, employers who consider hiring foreign workers on October 1, 2018

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New H-1B Visa Plan Would Allow Thousands More Skilled Workers!

H-1B Visa Plan That Could Open the Door for Thousands of Skilled Workers – Stay Tuned   Introduced H-1B visa reform would allow for thousands more skilled workers while protecting US citizens. On January 25, 2018, Senators Orrin Hatch and Jeff Flake introduced Immigration Innovation bill, I-Squared, which seeks to modernize and reform the H-1B visa and employment-based green

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US Citizen and Immigration Services Taking Credit Cards

USCIS Will Take Credit Cards U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms. The new payment option is available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, applicants will need to use Form G-1450, Authorization for

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The US Supreme Court Upheld Trump’s Travel Ban – What Countries Affected?

US Supreme Court Upheld Donald Trump’s Travel Ban   The travel ban impacts people from certain countries. Exemptions are available on a case-by-case basis. On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Proclamation No. 9645, in a 5 to 4 ruling. Travel Ban Within Scope of President’s Authority The Court stated the travel

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COVID-19 Updates

For Immediate Release- Due to COVID-19, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended their temporary closure to May 3, 2020. However, many people are wondering if they can still mail applications to the Service Centers and the District offices. USCIS operations have not stopped and USCIS staff are continuing to perform duties that do not involve contact

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Presidential Proclamation- Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants

A.           Nonimmigrant visa holders are not included in the proclamation including the following: Athletes, amateur and professional (competing for prize money only)B-1 Athletes, artists, entertainersP Australian worker – professional specialtyE-3 Border Crossing Card: MexicoBCC Business visitorsB-1 Crewmembers (serving aboard a sea vessel or aircraft in the U.S.)D Diplomats and foreign government officialsA Domestic employees or

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Paperless Citizenship Applications for our U.S. Service Members and Veterans

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that our Service Members and Veterans can now file an Application for Naturalization, online. 1. Those currently serving or who have served in the armed forces may be eligible to apply for naturalization under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). 2. The naturalization application fee

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When will U.S. Embassies Schedule Visa Appointments Again?

As the pandemic continues around the globe,  “normal” procedures may be a thing of the past as we wait on the “new normal” and the new normal procedures.  Visa Applicants around the globe are waiting on visa appointments.  Some consular posts have signaled that they may soon begin services in the coming months, while others

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USCIS Fee Increases- Effective October 2, 2020

As the U.S. and the world are adjusting to living through a pandemic, foreign nationals seeking U.S. Immigration benefits will soon face substantial fee increases.  A FINAL RULE concerning USCIS fee increases will be published on August 3, 2020 and will be effective 60 days later (October 2, 2020). We have highlighted a brief list

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Is a fat file good to send to USCIS when filing for an Immigration benefit? It is not necessarily the amount of evidence but the quality of evidence that matters during the adjudication process.  Submission of irrelevant and outdated information may make a file fat but unconvincing.  A USCIS officer does not have a significant

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