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Automatic EAD Extension: Your Questions Answered
February 16, 2017
Under the new EAD extension rules that went into effect on January 17, 2017, certain expired EADís validity period will be automatically extended for 180 days while an EAD renewal application is pending. Find out which EAD categories qualify for this automatic extension, and how qualifying applicants could secure extension of employment authorization under the new rule.
Startup Visa For International Entrepreneurs
January 18, 2017
Starting July 17, 2017, the International Entrepreneur Parole program will enable start-up business-owners and entrepreneurs to begin to establish and grow their business in the U.S. while bypassing the normal nonimmigrant visa process. USCIS will issue parole to qualifying foreign entrepreneurs who demonstrate that their stay in the United States would provide a significant public benefit through the potential for rapid business growth and job creation.
New Final Rule Regarding I-140 Priority Date Retention, Portability, and Issuance of EAD to Certain Individuals Published
November 18, 2016
A Final Rule with provisions regarding I-140 priority date retention, portability, issuance of an EAD to certain individuals whose I-140 priority dates were retrogressed and where an Adjustment of Status application could not be filed, and extending employment authorization for those with pending EAD renewal applications has been published. The Final Rule will be effective as of 01/16/2017.
USCIS Announces Fee Increases for First Time in Six Years
November 1, 2016
USCIS has announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register increasing USCIS fees for the vast majority of USCIS petitions and applications. The fee changes will become effective on Friday, December 23, 2016. All applications received on or after December 23, 2016 must contain the new fee amount or the application will be rejected by USCIS.
USCIS Publishes New Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)
October 3, 2016
USCIS has published a new Form I-131A, The new form is available to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to apply for a carrier document if they are returning from temporary overseas travel of less than one year, and their Green Card has been lost, stolen or destroyed; or if they are returning from temporary overseas travel of less than two years, and their Reentry Permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed.
EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Through December 9, 2016
October 3, 2016
The EB-5 Regional Center Program, and the EB-4 non-minister special immigrant program for certain religious workers, which were scheduled to expire on September 30, 2016, have been extended until December 9, 2016. Following the extension, USCIS has updated the USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Charts information for these two programs.
USCIS October 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
September 22, 2016
USCIS has announced the Adjustment of Status Filing Charts for October 2016, providing information on which Green Card applicants can file their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS in October 2016.
Visa Bulletin October 2016: EB-2 and EB-3 Priority Dates Advance For All Countries
September 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin October 2016 shows advancement in EB-2 and EB-3 categories for all countries in the Application Final Action Dates chart. EB-1 China and EB-1 India have become Current again. Significant changes were also seen in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories. USCIS is yet to announce which chart may be used in October 2016 for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS.
USCIS September 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
August 11, 2016
USCIS has announced that the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2016 must be used for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS in September 2016.
Change In Filing Address For Certain H-1B and H-1B1 Petitions
August 9, 2016
H-1B employers must keep in mind the recent change in filing address for certain H-1B and H-1B1 petitions. Starting September 1, 2016, certain H-1B and H-1B1 petitions are to be filed at Nebraska Service Center alone.
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