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DHS Amends Regulations to Improve H-1B, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1 Classifications

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Gabriel

On January 15, 2016, the DHS released a set of regulations to improve various non-immigrant classifications including, H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1.  These regulations will improve the programs and eliminate all of the hassle that places these workers at a disadvantage. This blog will... [ Read More ]

FY 2017 H-1B Filing fees raised as per Consolidated Appropriations Act

Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by Gabriel

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 which was signed into law by President Barack Obama last week, requires companies having more than 50 per cent of employees that are on H1B or L1 Visa status and more than 50 employees overall to have to pay an additional $4,000 per H-1B... [ Read More ]

Is your priority date near? If so, there is great news for you! (Update on the Visa Bulletin)

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by Gabriel

During this last month, the department of state issued a revised edition of the visa bulletin. With this revised edition of the visa bulletin, people whose priority date is a year away will be eligible to submit their adjustment of status application. In the meantime, they will be... [ Read More ]

L-1A Visa: Office Space Requirement

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Gabriel

                  One of the key requirements for the L1-A Visa is to show proof of sufficient physical premises of the US Office. This blog will answer a few questions regarding the L-1A Visa Office Space Requirement. What is the L-1A... [ Read More ]

L-1A Visa to EB-1 Immigrant Visa path versus EB-5 Visa

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by Gabriel

Acquiring an L-1A Visa and converting to Permanent Residence via the EB-1 Visa may be a better option for Foreign investors and entrepreneurs considering acquiring a Green Card via the EB-5 Visa category.     Inquires into obtaining the EB-5 Investment Green Card are... [ Read More ]

H-4 Dependents Can Now Apply for Work Authorization

Posted on May 26th, 2015 by Gabriel

Certain H-4 Dependents are now permitted to request work authorization: Those foreign professionals stuck in the Employment based categories for receiving an immigrant visa (Green Card), will finally be granted relief in the form of work authorization granted by the USCIS for those... [ Read More ]

Today Marks the Day DAPA Would Have Opened

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by Gabriel

Today, May 20th 2015, should have been the day that the USCIS started accepting applications for the new DACA and DAPA programs. Unfortunately, the executive action enacted by President Obama has been halted by a federal lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and other Republican states. As... [ Read More ]

H1-B Petition (Fiscal Year 2016) Cap Met: April 7th, 2015

Posted on April 7th, 2015 by Gabriel

The USCIS has announced that it has reached the H1-B cap for FY2016.   This blog will answer a few questions regarding the H1-B Visa Cap. Will the USCIS still accept my H1-B petition if I submit it after April 7, 2015? Unfortunately, the USCIS will stop accepting any petition received... [ Read More ]

H-1B Spouses (H-4) will have Authorization to Work in the US Starting May 26, 2015

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by Gabriel

  On February 24th, 2015, the USCIS announced that it will permit the H-4 spouses of certain H-1B holders to receive employment authorization in the United States. Prior to this, the foreign spouse in H-4 status was not eligible for employment authorization in the United States. This... [ Read More ]

Fiscal Year 2016 H1-B Filing Date is Approaching!

Posted on February 9th, 2015 by Gabriel

This notice is intended to alert Employers of the deadline to file for Fiscal Year 2016 H1-B Visas is right around the corner. The USCIS will start accepting petitions on April 1, 2015. Our attorneys are currently meeting with Employers wanting to sponsor professional workers for... [ Read More ]

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