News Updates

FY2021 H-1B CAP REGISTRATION FILING DEADLINE APPROACHING

February 12, 2020 Larrabee

Filing Window for Registration The filing window for H-1B registration to seek a quota number for this fiscal year will be from noon EST March 1, 2020 through noon EST March 20, 2020.   To ensure timely filing, please initiate H-1B cap cases for this fiscal year...

Travel Ban Extended to Six Additional Countries

February 5, 2020 Larrabee

Trump Administration Expands Travel Restrictions to Include Nationals of Six More Countries On January 31, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding what has become known as Travel Ban 3.0 to include foreign nationals of the following six countries:  Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan,...

FY2021 H-1B CAP FILINGS

January 13, 2020 Larrabee

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

December 18, 2019 Larrabee

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

December 17, 2019 Larrabee

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

November 11, 2019 Larrabee

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)...