DHS Final Rule Increasing the Premium Processing Fee

2018-08-31T14:39:56+00:00Aug 31, 2018|

DHS final rule is increasing the premium processing fee charged by USCIS. DHS is increasing the fee by 14.92 percent, from $1,225 to $1,410. This rule is effective on October 1, 2018. Applications postmarked on or after that date must include the new fee. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-19108.pdf

Green Card

2018-08-29T15:44:27+00:00Aug 29, 2018|

Dear Mr. Kidambi, Today we received our green card approvals. I can’t thank you enough for all the help and support you extended to us in last 14 years. I still remember talking to you for the very first time when we filed the first H1B in 2005. Sir, it’s been a long and [...]

USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

2018-08-29T15:39:06+00:00Aug 29, 2018|

USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept. 11, 2018, will be expanding this temporary suspension to include certain additional H-1B petitions. We expect these suspensions will last until Feb. 19, 2019, and will notify the public via uscis.gov before resuming premium processing for these petitions. While H-1B premium [...]

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

2018-08-10T16:27:40+00:00Aug 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 [...]

Immigration of U.S. Citizen Spouse

2018-08-10T16:22:24+00:00Aug 10, 2018|

Yesterday morning at Mumbai US Consular office, post interview my spouse was told that her immigrant visa has been approved. Vaman, I really appreciate your call and guiding us with the interview tips. Please accept our sincere gratitude for your help and support. Thank you all very much for your excellent services.

L1-A Approval

2018-08-09T15:54:52+00:00Aug 9, 2018|

Dear Vaman: You gave us a biggest surprise of the day by sending the approval package for A...’s petition! We are overwhelmed with your support and guidance in winning this battle! I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the support and guidance on getting the desired outcome on A..’s L1 [...]

The H-1B Catch 22 – USCIS “Memoranda” on No RFEs and NTAs

2018-08-09T14:32:56+00:00Aug 9, 2018|

USCIS issued two recent policy memos dated June 28th (implementation of this memo has since been postponed) and July 13th (goes into effect September 11, 2018) that have created widespread confusion and panic among H-1B nonimmigrants. Both memos, while not addressing H-1B situations directly, allude to the USCIS’ ability to a) issue denials without having [...]

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