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LATEST NEWS ALERT: USCIS Releases Another Update to Form I-907 - 10/11/18

USCIS has made a minor change to its Form I-907, which is used to request Premium Processing Service for faster processing of pe…

LATEST NEWS ALERT: USCIS Accepting Copies of Negative O Visa Consultations from Labor Unions - 09/21/18

USCIS has created a dedicated email inbox for directly accepting copies of negative consultation letters from labor unions relat…

LATEST NEWS ALERT: PPS Fee to Increase October 1 - 08/31/18

USCIS has announced the PPS fee for expediting form I-129 and form I-140 will increase to $1,410 beginning October 1, 2018.

LATEST NEWS ALERT: Denials, Requests for Evidence, and Extensions of Stay – 07/20/18 (Updated 9/27/18)

Clarification about recent policy memoranda from USCIS. Read on for more.

LATEST NEWS ALERT: IRS Narrows CWA Eligibility - 07/19/18

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that starting October 1, 2018 nonresident performers will only be able to quali…

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Restrictions - 07/10/18

On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court voted in a 5-4 ruling to uphold President Trump’s Proclamation issued September 24, 2017, wh…

New Form I-907 For Premium Processing Service – 07/05/18

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an even newer update to the Form I-907 from three months ago, whi…

St. Petersburg Consulate General in Russia to be Closed - (3/30/18)

Due to the Russian government’s ordered closure of the U.S. Consulate General, effective March 31, services are no longer availa…

Reminder: File Petitions Early! Allow for Delays and Consular Quirks – (03/21/18)

In addition to petitioners reporting mixed results when it comes to turnaround time from USCIS, in recent weeks a few petitioner…

Supreme Court upholds Administration’s newest travel restrictions - (12/19/17)

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration’s request for full enforcement of his September Pres…

Administration’s newest travel restrictions blocked by two federal judges – (10/19/17)

Two federal judges issued rulings this week to partially block implementation of travel restrictions established in a September …

Effective immediately: USCIS Updates for Service Center Jurisdiction – (10/13/17)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an important change in how I-129 petitions should be filed. Rega…

ALERT: Non-Immigrant Visa Services Suspended in Turkey (10/10/17)

Effective immediately, the United States Government has suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilit…

ALERT: Cubans Advised to Apply for Visas Elsewhere – (10/04/17)

The U.S. Department of State has recently ordered the departure of nonemergency U.S. government employees...

Newest Travel Restrictions Start October 18 (09/26/17)

Less than two weeks before the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral arguments on challenges to a March 6 Executive Order ban…

Visa Interviews in Russia Suspended; Taking place in Moscow only, effective September 1 (08/25/17)

Due to the recent reduction of the United States’ diplomatic presence in Russia, all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia …

Travel Restrictions Partially Reinstated by Supreme Court Decision (06/29/17)

The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted the injunction on the March 6 executive order, allowing for the reinstatement of travel restri…

New Supplemental Questionnaire for U.S. Visa Applicants (06/16/17)

The U.S. State Department has reportedly adopted a new, supplemental questionnaire to further vet U.S. visa applicants during co…

London Consular Days Reported (06/15/17)

According to several petitioners, first- and second-time O-1B artists are facing delays and difficulties, including some denials…

ATTN FL, GA, and NC artist visa petitioners: filing location to change (04/21/17)

Beginning May 20, 2017, U.S. petitioners seeking to engage foreign guest artists (using the O or P classification) for work that…
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