USCIS Premium Processing Fee To Increase

The $1,225 USCIS Premium Processing fee will increase to $1,410 for Form I-129 and Form I-140 petitions beginning October 1, 2018. Under Premium Processing USCIS guarantees 15 calendar day processing for certain employment-based petitions and applications. Petitioners desirous of making a request for premium processing of an eligible petition should complete and file a Form […]

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Suspension Of H-1B Premium Processing To Continue

The temporary suspension of premium processing for all FY 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions is set to continue beyond September 10, 2018. USCIS had previously announced the suspension of premium processing for all FY 2019 H-1B cap petitions in March 2018, and the suspension was slated to last until September 10, 2018. USCIS has now extended […]

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TPS For Somalia: Re-Registration Now Open

Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain that status through the 18-month extension period ending on March 17, 2020, must re-register before October 26, 2018, by submitting the Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status. Applicants may also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting Form I-765, […]

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Removal Of Conditions: Change In Form I-829 Filing Location

The filing location for submission of Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status has changed. The Form I-829 must now be sent to a USCIS Lockbox facility instead of California Service Center. The Form I-829 is used by Conditional Permanent Residents who obtained the Green Card status through entrepreneurship under […]

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STEM OPT: USCIS Clarifies When Offsite Employment Is Permitted

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has clarified that F-1 students on STEM OPT extension may be placed at a worksite other than the employer’s principal location provided all of the training obligations are met. To be able to employ F-1 students under the STEM OPT program, the employer must be the entity that provides […]

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