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19Dec, 2018

Update on USCIS Practice of Denying Pending Forms I-131 for Abandonment Due to International Travel

Dec 19, 2018|

USCIS recently updated its website with information regarding the agency's practice of denying pending Form I-131 advance parole applications for abandonment due to international travel. Specifically, USCIS indicates on its website that if an applicant files Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request an advance parole document and departs the United States [...]

30Nov, 2018

USCIS Clarifies the L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

Nov 30, 2018|

USCIS has published a policy memo clarifying the requirement that a qualifying organization employ a principal L-1 beneficiary abroad for one continuous year out of the three years before the time of petition filing (“one-year foreign employment requirement”).  Please see memo (PDF). The policy memo clarifies: The L-1 beneficiary must be physically outside [...]

24Jan, 2018

L-1 Visa Jurisdictional Change

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 [...]

18Nov, 2016

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

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 [...]

22Dec, 2015

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

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 [...]

5Oct, 2015

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

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 [...]

25Mar, 2015

USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum on Adjudicating L-1B Petitions

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 [...]

30Sep, 2014

Form I-9 Webinar On-Demand

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.

21Nov, 2012

U.S. Embassy, India announces the expansion of the visa interview waiver program

Nov 21, 2012|

The U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India announced the expansion of the visa interview waiver program. This will allow certain Non Immigrant Visa applicants seeking to renew a visa that expired within the last 48 months to obtain a Visa without an interview. The program streamlines processing for the following:     Under the current [...]

1Apr, 2012

Charting H-1B users, as attention shifts to L-1

Apr 1, 2012|

A news article from ComputerWorld reports that as H-1B visa use stagnates, experts say changes to less strict L-1 could bring U.S. job losses. For sure, the H-1B occupies the center of the workforce visa debate. But there has been little effort in Congress this term to change the H-1B cap, which remains [...]