25 Sep 2012, 3:39 pm What is the 30/60 Day rule under immigration?
The 30/60 day rule, applied in certain U.S. immigration matters, comes from the U.S Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual. The 30/60 rule was implemented to develop consistency in the adjudicatio. […]
20 Sep 2012, 6:33 pm Derivation of Citizenship through Parents
Under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, qualifying children of U.S. citizen parents are able to derive citizenship through their parent. A child of a U.S. citizen parent is able to derive citizenship. […]
14 Aug 2012, 8:50 pm Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Qualifying DREAMERs can file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with USCIS beginning on August 1. […]
4 Aug 2012, 7:52 pm Application Process and Forms for DREAMERs Announced
Yesterday, August 3, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the process for DREAMERs to obtain deferred action and employment authorization, for two (2) years with the possi. […]
19 Jun 2012, 3:09 pm The Impact of the DHS June 15, 2012 Announcement on DREAMers
On June 15, 2012 The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will offer deferred action to individuals that qualify as DREAMers. To qualify for deferred action the individuals mu. […]
12 Jun 2012, 1:17 am What Documents do I need to enter the United States?
If you are a United States citizen planning on vacationing abroad for pleasure or business, it is important to carry acceptable forms of identification in order to re-enter the United States. The. […]
14 Apr 2012, 3:27 pm L-1B Visa: Specialized Knowledge
The primary reason L-1B visas were created was to allow workers from foreign companies to transfer to subsidiary or affiliate companies in the United States. However, they cannot be used simply to tra. […]
20 Mar 2012, 3:18 pm What to Expect During a U.S. Border Inspection
If you have made frequent border crossings into the United States you have probably noticed a consistent pattern in the line of questions and procedures used by the inspecting CBP Officer. CBP Officer. […]
15 Mar 2012, 7:52 pm Updated Poverty Guidelines for 2012 – USCIS Form I864P
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the poverty guidelines for 2012, Form I-864P. The poverty guidelines are used by USCIS adjudicators and consular officers to determi. […]
16 Feb 2012, 6:52 pm Obtaining U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization
If you are in the United States as a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card Holder) you may be eligible to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization. You may apply for naturalization if you have been. […]
17 Jan 2012, 5:28 pm Change of Status
If you have entered the United States in legal nonimmigrant status and would like to change the purpose of your stay, you can apply for a change of status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. […]
1 Dec 2011, 2:30 am Do I need a Re-entry Permit?
Re-entry permits are commonly obtained by U.S. permanent residents (“green card” holders) who intend to remain outside the United States for a period of more than one year but no longer than two y. […]
27 Oct 2011, 2:38 pm Canadians to be Taxed to Enter the United States by Air or Sea
U.S. Congress has announced tha the long time tax break that Canadians have
17 Oct 2011, 10:00 pm B visas for Cohabitating Partners and Other Household Members
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently changed the eligibility requirements for the B-2 visa to include “household members” of nonimmigrant visa holders. This change was made i. […]
12 Sep 2011, 8:53 pm What Types of Questions should I Expect during My Marriage Interview?
What are the types of questions that I should expect during my interview for a green card based on marriage?
29 Aug 2011, 1:48 pm Change of Status vs. Adjustment of Status
This article explains the differences between an immigrant and non-immigrant intent, and the differences between change of status and adjustment of status.
19 Jul 2011, 2:37 pm USCIS Launches New Report Webpage
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new webpage to track their performance in processing certain immigration related benefits.
18 Jul 2011, 6:31 pm TN Visa Border Crossing Tips for Canadians
The reality is there are no “tricks” to obtaining TN status lawfully. Either you qualify for a TN profession listed on the professions list, or you do not.
16 Jun 2011, 12:51 pm FY2012 H1B Cap Update Issued June 13, 2011
As of June 13, 2011, USCIS has received approximately 15,200 H-1B petitions counting toward the 65,000 cap, and approximately 10,200 petitions toward the 20,000 cap exemption for individuals with adva. […]
10 Jun 2011, 1:04 pm Who are Authorized U.S. Immigration Law Representatives?
Among the ONLY persons qualified to assist in the U.S. immigration process are: licensed U.S. attorneys.
3 Jun 2011, 1:10 pm U.S. Naturalization and Citizenship Resources
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded its online resource center for those seeking information on becoming a U.S. citizen.
28 Apr 2011, 1:29 pm FY2012 H1B Cap Update Issued April 27, 2011
At the current rate, H1B numbers for FY2012 could last well into 2012.
13 Apr 2011, 1:35 pm Limited License Approved for Ophthalmologist
We were recently approached by an Ophthalmologist working on an H-1B visa that was in need of a limited license to work in New York State.
6 Apr 2011, 2:58 pm H-1B CAP Season for FY2012 Now Open
If you anticipate filling a specialty occupation with a foreign specialty worker, begin the process as soon as possible to secure an H-1B number for FY2012.
4 Mar 2011, 5:40 pm B1 Visitors for Business
If you are a foreign business professional that has business to conduct within the United States, the B1 visa may be just what you need.
14 Feb 2011, 2:12 pm New Employment Authorization/Advance Parole Card for Adjustment Applicants
On Friday February 11, 2011, United States Citizenship and Immgiraiton Services (USCIS) announced that is has come up with a single card for certain applicants for permanent residence of adjustment of. […]
28 Jan 2011, 12:56 am Employee Referral Programs and the PERM Recruitment Process
BALCA supports the use of an adequately documented employee referral incentive program as a step in the PERM recruitment process.
6 Jan 2011, 3:42 am TN Visa Issued Despite Immigrant Intent Flag
We were recently approached by a Canadian citizen was denied on two previous occasions while had attempting to enter the U.S. on a TN visa as a registered nurse. He was flagged as having “immigrant. […]
24 Dec 2010, 2:29 am From Permanent Resident (Green Card) to Naturalized U.S. Citizen
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills certain requirements in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
22 Dec 2010, 10:07 pm USCIS Comments on Part 6 of Form I-129
In a December 22, 2010 posting USCIS has stated that petitioners will NOT be required to complete Part 6 of Form I-129 until February 20, 2011.
12 Dec 2010, 3:57 am Form I-864 Affidavit of Support Questions and Answers
Form I-864, Affidavit of Support must be filed to show the U.S. Government that the petitioner/beneficiary has sufficient income or assets to support themselves upon admittance into the United States.
1 Dec 2010, 3:24 pm The L Visas For International Companies And Their Employees
If you are an international company that needs to bring foreign employees to the United States, the L nonimmigrant visa might be useful to you.
23 Nov 2010, 4:57 pm USCIS Introduces First-Ever Fee Waiver Form
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released it’s first ever Fee Waiver Form I-912, which goes into effect today, November 23, 2010.
22 Nov 2010, 8:25 pm Answers for H-1B Temporary Workers
This article addresses some of the commonly asked questions about the H-1B classification.
22 Nov 2010, 1:07 pm USCIS Fee Increase Goes Into Effect November 23, 2010
USCIS Fee Increase go into effect November 23, 2010.
18 Nov 2010, 5:45 pm Answers for the E2 Treaty Investor
The E2 investor visa was created especially for business owners, managers, and employees who need to remain in the U.S. for extended periods of time in order to fill a key role with the company, eithe. […]
16 Nov 2010, 9:44 pm FY2011 H-1B CAP Count Updated 11/16/2010
USCIS released updated H-1B Cap Count numbers on November 16, 2010. According to the updated numbers there have been 47,800 H-1B Regular Cap cases filed and 17, 400 H-1B Master’s Exemption cases filed. […]
26 Oct 2010, 1:21 pm USCIS Redesigns Naturalization Certificate to Enhance Security
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new design for Naturalization Certificates.
22 Oct 2010, 3:39 pm ICE Updates List of SEVP Schools – 10/21/2010
ICE released and updated list of Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified schools on 10/21/2010.
21 Oct 2010, 8:00 pm AAO Further Defines “American firm or corporation”
Taking this into account the AAO concluded, “a publicly held corporation may be deemed an ‘American firm or corporation’ for purposes of section 316(b) of the Act if the applicant establishes that the. […]
15 Oct 2010, 1:51 pm The Impact of Social Media on Immigration Petitions
A memo was recently discovered showing how federal agents actively use MySpace, Facebook and other popular social networking sites to connect with and follow the lives of individuals they investigate.. […]
14 Oct 2010, 12:25 pm FY2011 Updated H-1B Cap Count
USCIS released updated H-1B Cap Count numbers on October 13, 2010. According to the updated numbers there have been 41,900 H-1B Regular Cap cases filed and 15, 400 H-1B Master’s Exemption cases file. […]
13 Oct 2010, 12:10 pm USCIS Final Rule on Fee Increases
After receiving public comment on proposed fee increases, USCIS will increase their overall fees by a weighted average of about 10 percent on November 23, 2010. These fees come after President Obama. […]