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L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

By at November 29, 2018 | 9:37 pm | 0 Comment

L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

  L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement   Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) clarified the “one-year foreign employment” for an L-1A intracompany transferee as follows:   1. The L-1 Beneficiary must be physically outside the U.S. during the continuous one-year foreign employment, except for brief visits more...

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H-1B Cap Petitions: Cap-Gap F-1 Status or F-1 Work Authorization is Valid Till September 30, 2018

By at September 28, 2018 | 7:56 pm | 0 Comment

H-1B Cap Petitions: Cap-Gap F-1 Status or F-1 Work Authorization is Valid Till September 30, 2018

H-1B Cap Petitions:  Cap-Gap F-1 Status or F-1 Work Authorization is Valid Till September 30, 2018   Immigration law provides that certain F-1 students with pending or approved cap-subject H-1B Petitions that have been timely field for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for change-of-status for an October 1, 2018 H-1B start-date will have their F-1 status or F-1 more...

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Proposed Law on Public Charge for Denying Cases for More Current and Potential Welfare Benefits Recipients

By at September 27, 2018 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Law on Public Charge for Denying Cases for More Current and Potential Welfare Benefits Recipients

Proposed Law on Public Charge for Denying Cases for More Current and Potential Welfare Benefits Recipients   Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposes new law to widen the “public charge” determination for recipients of various welfare benefits.  Those who are likely to become a “public charge” at any time in the future more...

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Immigration Help Due to Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

By at September 19, 2018 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

Immigration Help Due to Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

    Immigration Help Due to Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expedite or provide discretionary services of immigration cases impacted by unforeseen or extreme situations, or natural disasters such as the Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.    Upon request more...

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H-1B Premium Processing is Further Suspended

By at August 28, 2018 | 3:54 pm | 0 Comment

H-1B Premium Processing is Further Suspended

  H-1B Premium Processing is Further Suspended   Effective September 11, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is further suspending premium processing until February 19, 2019 for all H-1Bs Petitions filed with California and Vermont Service Centers except for the following: 1. Cap-exempt H-1B Petitions by cap-exempt employers filed more...

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Immigration Help for Those Affected by California Wildfires

By at August 15, 2018 | 12:45 pm | 0 Comment

Immigration Help for Those Affected by California Wildfires

  Immigration Help for Those Affected by California Wildfires   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expedite or provide discretionary handling of immigration cases impacted by unforeseen or extreme situations, or natural catastrophes such as the recent California wildfires.   Expedite or discretionary request may be more...

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USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions

By at July 31, 2018 | 10:36 am | 0 Comment

USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions

  USCIS Returned All Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions On July 30, 2018, USCIS indicated it has returned all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the H-1B lottery system (computer-generated random selection process). Petitioners with H-1Bs that were received by USCIS between April 2 and April 6, 2018, and who have not more...

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Immigration News: USCIS Returns Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions for FY 2019

By at May 15, 2018 | 5:39 pm | 0 Comment

  Immigration News & Processing:  USCIS Begins Returning Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions for FY 2019   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have completed data entry for fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) H-1B Cap Petitions selected in the recent lottery system, and will start returning unselected petitions.   Although USCIS does not have more...

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USCIS Completed FY 2019 H-1B Cap Lottery Process

By at April 12, 2018 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

USCIS Completed FY 2019 H-1B Cap Lottery Process

USCIS Completed FY 2019 H-1B Cap Lottery Process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced it had completed the random selection process for the 190,098 petitions it received for the fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) H-1B Cap. It began accepting H-1B Cap Petitions on April 2, 2018. On April 12, 2018, USCIS had received sufficient FY 2019 H-1B more...

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USCIS Met FY 2019 H-1B Cap

By at April 6, 2018 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

USCIS Met FY 2019 H-1B Cap

    USCIS Met FY 2019 H-1B Cap   On April 6, 2018, USCIS had received sufficient H-1B Cap Petitions for the 2019 fiscal year (FY), to meet the annual 65,000 H-1B work visa cap and the 20,000 master's cap (U.S.-advanced-degree visa exemption). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting H-1B Cap Petitions on April 2, more...

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