The Applicant entered Australia on a subclass 600 tourist visa and was subsequently granted an extension of this visa to remain in Australia.
Overcoming the 12 Month Requirement for De Facto Relationships: Relationship Certificate and Genuineness Argument
The Applicant came to Immigration Solutions Lawyers for assistance with an application for a subclass 820 Partner visa.
The Applicant came to us on a subclass 570 visa which was due to expire in two months.
The Australian government has issued a new legislative instrument (IMMI 16/059) which will affect applicants for several skilled and employer-sponsored visa programmes in Australia.
A U.S. District Court in Seattle has ruled that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin which governs how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allocated, and indicates when intending immigrants may apply for the last stage of the permanent visa process is not a final agency action or decision and, therefore, cannot be challenged in court.
For the fourth year in a row, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory cap for H-1B cap-subject petitions within the first five business days of April.
NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union Over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify
An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a meat processing company had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when it utilized a temporary employment agency to fill vacant bargaining unit positions, and enrolled in the E-Verify program without first adequately notifying or bargaining with the local union.
The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) issued a reminder to Lawful Permanent Residents (“LPRs”) of the United States regarding new guidance for travelling to Canada by air. The Electronic Travel Authorization (“eTA”) is a new Canadian entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air, which went into effect on March 15, 2016.
In a continuation of its effort to encourage eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens, the Obama administration is proposing adjustments to the immigration benefit fee schedule that would raise the cost of some benefits but reduce naturalization fees for certain low-income immigrants.
The new STEM OPT program became effective on May 10, 2016, and represents a complete overhaul of how this program has operated since 2008.