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Employers May Be Required to File Amended H-1B Petitions

Employers of H-1B workers may have to file amended H-1B petitions for their employees as a result of the Simeio Solutions decision issued April 9, 2015 by the Administrative Appeal Office (AAO). United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided interim guidance to employers on when to file amended H-1B petitions in a news alert.. Read More

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Employment Authorization for H4 Visa Holders: FAQs

As the effective date for Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule approaches, awaiting applicants may have some questions specific to filing for EAD. USCIS has compiled a list of FAQs regarding H-4 employment authorization, clarifying any uncertainties about EAD eligibility, application process, adjudication process, and post-authorization.   The top five Frequently Asked.. Read More

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H-1B Extension Premium Processing: Temporarily Suspended

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be temporarily suspending premium processing for H-1B Extension of Stay petitions from May 26, 2015 until July 27, 2015. Petitioners filing for H-1B extension will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, during this suspension period. Petitions requesting premium processing.. Read More

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USCIS Hopes to Increase L-1B Visa Acceptance Rate with Release of Policy Memorandum

On March 24, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum discussing the “specialized knowledge” requirement for the L-1B visa category. The memorandum intends to clarify and provide guidance regarding the adjudication process of the L-1B requirement. L-1B Visa The L-1B visa category is available for international companies that needs to.. Read More

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USCIS Proposes Immigration Relief Measures for Nepali Nationals

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed various immigration relief initiatives for Nepali nationals from who were directly or indirectly affected by the deadly earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation April 25, 2015. The 7.5 rector scale earthquake caused massive damage, taking over 7,000 lives. USCIS proposed measures include the following initiatives. Individuals.. Read More

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Visa Bulletin for June 2015 Released

The Visa Bulletin for June 2015 has been released. This month’s Visa Bulletin notifies of the waiting time for obtaining a Green Card through Employment-Based and Family-Sponsored preferences and reports advancement in EB-2, EB-3, F1, and F2A categories for Indian nationals. Cut-Off Dates for Employment-Based Categories Cut-off dates are listed below.     Employment Based.. Read More