USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

2022-05-03T14:46:01+00:00May 3, 2022|

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days. The increase, which will be effective immediately on May 4, 2022, will help avoid gaps in employment for noncitizens with pending [...]

Reminder: DHS To End COVID-19 Temporary Policy for Expired List B Identity Documents

2022-04-15T16:40:04+00:00Apr 15, 2022|

DHS is ending the COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents. Beginning May 1, Employers will no longer be able to accept expired List B documents. DHS adopted the temporary policy in response to the difficulties many individuals experienced with renewing documents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that document-issuing authorities have reopened and/or provided [...]

7 Things to Know About the H-1B CAP

2022-02-23T17:31:40+00:00Feb 23, 2022|

The registration process for the H-1B FY2022 lottery begins shortly, and we have some tips and general guidelines for those looking to file this year. Our office is happy to assist you with these filings at no charge (except the $10 registration fee charged by USCIS). In this linked in immigration article, Attorney Kidambi offers [...]

How To Create a myUSCIS Account for H-1B CAP Electronic Registration

2022-02-04T17:32:14+00:00Feb 4, 2022|

Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. Registrants will be able to create new accounts beginning at noon Eastern on Feb. [...]

H-1B CAP REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 1ST

2022-02-17T15:39:06+00:00Jan 31, 2022|

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be [...]

USCIS Provides Updated Criteria for Determining If a Case Warrants Expedited Treatment

2022-01-28T22:17:15+00:00Jan 28, 2022|

USCIS has updated the USCIS Policy Manual to reflect new guidance on how they determine whether a case warrants expedited treatment. The new guidance is effective immediately. This update: Clarifies the criteria and circumstances under which we generally consider expedite requests from nonprofit organizations as determined by the Internal Revenue Service Provides additional examples of [...]

December 2021 Visa bulletin filing table and additional H-1B CAP selection

2021-11-22T15:23:50+00:00Nov 22, 2021|

Visa Bulletin for December https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2022/visa-bulletin-for-december-2021.html For Family-Sponsored Filings: In the F2A category, there is a cutoff date on the Dates for Filing chart. However, the category is “current” on the Final Action Dates chart. This means that applicants in the F2A category may file using the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa [...]

USCIS Releases Policy changes for Employment Authorization for Certain H-4, E, and L Non immigrant Dependent Spouses

2021-11-15T14:32:32+00:00Nov 15, 2021|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address automatic extension of employment authorization for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. USCIS is also rescinding the 2002 Legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service memorandum entitled, “Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Nonimmigrant Spouses, [...]

Automatic EAD Extension for Nonimmigrant Spouses

2021-11-15T14:28:31+00:00Nov 12, 2021|

Washington, DC – In a historic settlement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas, there will be forthcoming changes made to the Employment Authorization Document (EADs) for H-4 and L-2 dependents. The litigation successfully achieved the reversal of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy that prevented H-4 [...]

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