U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin premium processing all of this year’s H-1B cap cases on May 12, 2016.
Recently, USCIS has transferred certain types of cases from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) or the California Service Center (CSC) to balance workload and decrease processing times.
For FY 2017, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received approximately 236,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions—which is more than last year by about 3,000 petitions.
Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices Issues Guidance On Requesting Documents from Applicants and New Hires for Export Control Purposes
The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b, which prohibits the following employment-related conduct.
Same-sex Relationship Partner Visa – Attention to Detail is Essential in These Applications – Getting It Right the First Time
This case involved an application for a Subclass 820 Partner Visa for a same-sex de facto couple.
Federal law requires employers to verify the work authorization of new employees by reviewing acceptable documentation provided by the employee and then completing an Employment Eligibility Verification (commonly known as Form I-9).
Even if you have not yet completed a thesis or dissertation requirement, you may still apply for a STEM OPT extension, as long as you have completed all other requirements for your degree.
Biometrics collection appointments are required for Adjustment of Status, Re-entry Permits, U.S. Naturalization, and other specific applications for U.S. immigration benefits.
In character cases it is essential to address issues head on and do not wait until there is a request for information made.