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FY2021 H-1B CAP FILINGS

21:28 13 January in News Updates
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The filing window for H-1B registration to seek a FY2021 (10/1/20 to 9/30/21) cap or quota number will be from 3/1/20 through 3/20/20.  The earliest start date of employment for approved petitions is 10/1/20. How will the process change this year? USCIS is changing the way H-1B "cap"...

USCIS to Increase Filing Fees

23:30 18 December in News Updates
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USCIS has proposed changes to its filing fees that are expected to take effect within the first quarter of 2020. The rule proposes adjusting USCIS fees by a weighted average increase of 21% to ensure full cost recovery. Current fees would leave the agency underfunded by...

International Travel Tips and Reminders for Foreign Nationals

20:15 17 December in News Updates
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Frequently Asked Questions: International Travel Issues on Temporary Visas International Travel Requirements and Advisories DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application How to Make Changes to the DS-160 After Submission Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for Visa Waiver Program Travelers Trips to Canada or Mexico (Automatic...

USCIS Premium Processing Filing Fee to Increase on 12/2/19

22:39 11 November in News Updates
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a $30 fee increase for premium processing of eligible employment-based petitions beginning on 12/2/19. The premium processing fee will increase to $1,440 from the current fee of $1,410. What types of petitions are eligible for premium processing? Certain I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker)...