Updates

News Update: Validity of Non-immigrant Visas

Validity of Non-immigrant Visas Recently, the U.S. State Department has changed the period of validity for various nonimmigrant visas when the alien is the citizen of a country that reciprocates and grants extended stays to U.S. citizens. However, it is imperative that the alien and their employer understand that the visa is actually only valid […]

News Upate: Employee Requests Employment Verification for DACA

What to do when an employee requests employment verification for DACA purposes? On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for individuals who came to the United States as children. DACA recipients are eligible for work authorization and deferred action from removal for […]

Visa Bulletin Update: EB Immigrant Visa Availability

Update: current employment-based immigrant visa availability and prediction for FY-2013 (10/01/2012 – 09/30/2013) Recently we received many inquiries on the availability of employment-based immigrant visa numbers and in response, we felt it would be helpful to provide some additional information on how the visa numbers are allocated as well as an update on the projected […]

News Update: FY 2013 H-1B Cap Reached

FY 2013 H-1B Cap Reached: USCIS announced this afternoon that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year. USCIS announced this afternoon that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the H-1B cap for the 2013 fiscal year. The final day for petitions to be accepted […]