L-1 Visa Jurisdictional Change

2018-03-03T22:55:42+00:00 Jan 24, 2018|

Texas Service Center to Begin Processing Form I-129 for L Visas On February 12, 2018, the Texas Service Center (TSC) will begin processing certain Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker petitions for L nonimmigrant classification, also known as L visas. The TSC will share this workload with the California Service Center to balance workloads [...]

USCIS Publishes Final Rule on Certain Employment-Based Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Programs

2018-03-07T19:42:44+00:00 Nov 18, 2016|

USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents. This [...]

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 [...]

H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase** Applicable for a Select Few

2018-03-03T17:09:25+00:00 Dec 22, 2015|

On 12/18/15, the President signed into law the omnibus appropriations bill for 2016. Highlights of Business Immigration Provisions of the Act: The bill extends the EB-5, Conrad 30, Special Immigrant Religious Workers, and E-Verify programs through the end of FY2016. Fee Increase: It also includes the following changes to the currently expired H-1B/L-1 fees for [...]

Law Requiring Payment of $2,000/$2,250.00 in Additional Fees Sunsets

2018-03-03T17:11:07+00:00 Oct 5, 2015|

The USCIS released this update this morning: H-1B and L-1 petitions filed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, should not include the additional fee that was previously required by Section 402 of Public Law 111-230, as amended by Public Law 111-347, for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions. The additional fee required by Public Law 111-230, [...]

USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum on Adjudicating L-1B Petitions

2018-03-04T00:27:17+00:00 Mar 25, 2015|

This policy memorandum provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification, which permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess "specialized knowledge" from their foreign operations to their operations in the United States. It provides consolidated and authoritative guidance on the L-1B program, superseding and rescinding certain prior L-1B memoranda. USCIS is issuing this [...]

Form I-9 Webinar On-Demand

2018-03-07T19:51:16+00:00 Sep 30, 2014|

USCIS has published an informative webinar thats's available on demand about Form I-9 and how to properly complete it. Please watch the I-9 Form webinar.