December 2022 Visa Bulletin

2022-11-17T15:13:27+00:00Nov 17, 2022|

December 2022 Visa Bulletin is now available. For Family-Sponsored Filings: For all family-sponsored preference categories, you must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for December 2022. For Employment-Based Preference Filings: For all employment-based preference categories, you must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa [...]

November 2022 Visa Bulletin

2022-10-11T14:19:19+00:00Oct 10, 2022|

 November 2022 Visa Bulletin is now available. For Family-Sponsored Filings: For all family-sponsored preference categories, you must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for November 2022. For Employment-Based Preference Filings:For all employment-based preference categories, you must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for [...]

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

2022-08-23T19:06:02+00:00Aug 23, 2022|

USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2023. We have completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. The status for registrations properly submitted for [...]

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 [...]

USCIS Updates Guidance on National Interest Waivers

2022-01-28T22:26:56+00:00Jan 28, 2022|

USCIS announced updated guidance on adjudicating requests for “National Interest Waivers” regarding job offer and labor certification requirements for certain advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability. This includes discussing the unique considerations for persons with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and entrepreneurs.

Opportunity for Academic Training Extensions for J-1 College and University Students in STEM Fields

2022-01-28T22:25:30+00:00Jan 28, 2022|

The Directorate of Private Sector Exchange (Private Sector) is announcing an initiative for College and University Student-category exchange visitors participating in academic training in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This opportunity is in response to the recent Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education. Department-designated sponsors have also expressed [...]

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