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Employment-Based Immigration H-1B Visa (Specialty Occupation) L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transfer) Temporary Visas

Eight Things HR Managers Should Know about Immigration Law

Here are the top eight things HR managers should know about U.S. immigration law:

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L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transfer) Temporary Visas

Event: USCIS Teleconference on L-1 Site Visits

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the public to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the extension of the Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP) to L-1 visas. Continue reading →

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L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transfer) Temporary Visas

Administrative Appeals Office Ignores USCIS Policy on L-1B Specialized Knowledge

In a July 2008 decision, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) made a fundamental mistake by concluding that it is not required to follow USCIS headquarters’ policy memos. [1] What ever happened to chain of command?

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Employment-Based Immigration Family Immigration Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative H-1B Visa (Specialty Occupation) L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transfer) Temporary Visas

Update: Consular Recommendations to Revoke Visa Petitions

Our law firm is often retained to represent clients where a U.S. Consulate has returned the visa petition to USCIS to consider revocation. This process is slower and less transparent than it should be. Still, this update explains that recently there have been some minor improvements in the process. These improvements were mentioned by Jonathan […]

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H-1B Visa (Specialty Occupation) L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transfer) Temporary Visas

U.S. Visa Application Fee Increase

NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION FEE WILL INCREASE TO $131 Effective January 1, 2008, the application fee for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa will increase from $100 to $131. Those applicants who paid the prior $100 application fee before January 1, 2008 will be processed without further payment only if they appear for a visa interview before January […]