New Travel Requirements for Chinese Nationals (B visitors)

Starting November 2016, nationals of the People’s Republic of China possessing a valid 10 year B-1/B-2 visa will need to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) prior to entry. EVUS will be used to collect and update basic biographic information. Enrollment in EVUS will be done online and require a nominal application fee. […]

Meet Emma, the USCIS Virtual Assistant

Hello, Emma. While it is not Siri or Watson, USCIS has unveiled an attempt at modernization named “Emma.” Emma is a virtual assistant that allows customers to quickly find information about the immigration process on the USCIS website. Simply type a question and you will receive an answer in plain English and be directed to […]

Visa numbers are available! But wait…do I need that shot?

Many prospective Adjustment of Status applicants are aware of the requirement to undergo a medical examination by a USCIS designated Civil Surgeon. An often over looked aspect of the exam, however, is the need to provide immunization records to avoid duplicative inoculations. It often takes time to locate immunization records, particularly when they are kept […]

News Update: H-1B Visa and Visa Bulletin Updates

H-1B Visa and Visa Bulletin Updates U.S. consular posts accepting H-1B visa applications with October 1, 2014 start date The Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual instructs posts to begin processing H-1B visa applications up to 90 days in advance of the petition’s start date. Accordingly, as of July 3, 2014, U.S. consular posts are […]

News Update: USCIS Announces Expanded Site Visits for the L-1 Classification

On April 24, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced during a stakeholder teleconference that its Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (“ASVVP”) will be expanding to include L-1 petitions On April 24, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced during a stakeholder teleconference that its Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (“ASVVP”) […]