USCIS Issues Revised Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors

2018-08-10T16:27:40+00:00 Aug 10, 2018|

USCIS has published a revised final policy memorandum related to unlawful presence after considering feedback received during a 30-day public comment period that ended June 11, 2018. Under the revised final policy memorandum, effective Aug. 9, 2018, F and M non-immigrants who fall out of status and timely file for reinstatement of that status will [...]

USCIS FEES TO BE RAISED FOR SEVERAL PETITION CATEGORIES – EFFECTIVE DATE 12/23/2016

2018-03-07T19:49:18+00:00 Oct 24, 2016|

USCIS published a Fee Increase schedule in the Federal Register today. Applications and petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after 12/23/16 must include new fee. (81 FR 73292, 10/24/16) USCIS Fee Schedule (pdf) A few important Forms and the corresponding fee increases are listed below:   Form From To I-129 $325.00 $460.00 I-539 [...]

President Signs S.3245 into Law, Extending EB-5 Regional Centers, E-Verify, Religion Workers, and Conrad State 30 J-1

2018-03-07T21:53:24+00:00 Oct 2, 2012|

"On Friday, September 28, 2012, the President signed into law S. 3245, which extends to September 30, 2015, the expiration dates of key requirements of four immigration programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security: the EB-5 Regional Center Program; the E-Verify Program; the Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program; and the Conrad State 30 [...]

DOS Issues 5-Year J Professor/Research Scholar Rule

2018-03-03T22:48:48+00:00 Oct 26, 2006|

The Department of State has issued changes to the J visa program with regard to professors and research scholars. The changes are scheduled to take effect as of November 3, 2006. However, since the Federal Register Notice has not been published yet it is possible that date will be pushed back. The changes to expect [...]