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Petitioners and Guest Artists: Allow More Time for Consular Processing - (06/12/19)

The Department of State recently announced that as of May 31, 2019, new U.S. visa applicants worldwide in most categories,…

IRS Working on Improvement to Foreign Artist Tax Policy - (03/22/19)

Relief may soon be in sight for foreign guest artists seeking to confirm taxes due for work performed with U.S. arts…

New Form I-129 Available - (03/20/19)

USCIS has released an updated edition of the Form I-129, used to file for petition approval of O and P visas. Starting 05/20/19,…

USCIS Accepting Copies of Negative O and P Visa Consultations from Labor Unions - (02/11/19)

9/21/18: USCIS has created a dedicated email inbox for directly accepting copies of negative consultation letters from labor…

Impact of Shutdown? – (01/08/19)

In light of the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government as of midnight, December 21, 2018, some petitioners are…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…


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