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USCIS Temporarily Closing Offices to the Public March 18 – April 1

Starting on March 18 and lasting until at least April 1, USCIS offices are temporarily suspending all in person services in all of its field offices across the country in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. USCIS will be sending out notice… Read More
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USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY 2021 Cap-Subject Petitions.

On March 16, USCIS announced that it will temporarily be suspending premium processing services for the fiscal year 2021 cap-subject petitions. Petitioners who are filing cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when… Read More
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Many Countries Banned from Entry Into The U.S. To Stop Corona Virus Spread

Effective March 13, entry into the United States of all aliens who have been physically present in certain European countries (known as the Schengen Area) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is sus… Read More
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USCIS Announces New Electronic Registration Process for the 2021 H-1B Cap Season

On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced that it will start to implement an electronic registration portion to the FY 2021 H-1B registration process. The new process will apply to all H-1B cap subject petitions, including those that are eligible for adva… Read More
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DHS Announces TPS Extension for Six Countries

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the following countries: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Sudan. The validity of Employment Authorization Documents, Form I-… Read More
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USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fee

Starting on December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the premium processing fee for certain employment based petitions. The fee will rise from $1,410 to $1,440 for the Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) and Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for… Read More
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New H-1B Cap Registration Process

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a new mandatory electronic registration process for H-1B petitions in the 2021 Fiscal Year. This applies to employers seeking to sponsor beneficiaries under the regular cap or advanced degree… Read More
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DOS Releases Instructions for the 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State has announced that the online registration period for the 2021 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2021) will begin on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The registration period will end on Tuesday, Nove… Read More
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USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485 Applications

In an attempt to decrease processing times for N-400, Application for Naturalization, and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status, USCIS will move some cases to different field offices that are outside the normal jurisdicti… Read More
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Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

Foreign nationals are now required to disclose 5 years of their social media history, email addresses, and phone numbers when applying for a U.S. visa. This is a result of a new policy that continues the Trump administration’s focus on extreme… Read More
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Mar
23
Starting on March 18 and lasting until at least April 1, USCIS offices are temporarily suspending all in person services in all of its field offices across the country in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. USCIS will be sending out notice… Read More
Mar
23
On March 16, USCIS announced that it will temporarily be suspending premium processing services for the fiscal year 2021 cap-subject petitions. Petitioners who are filing cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when… Read More
Mar
18
Effective March 13, entry into the United States of all aliens who have been physically present in certain European countries (known as the Schengen Area) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is sus… Read More