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H-1B Cap for 2015 Fiscal Year Reached - Update

USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions during the filing period that began April 1 and conducted its computer-generated random selection process on April 10. ...more

4/15/2014 - H-1B Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Lottery USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Department of State Releases May 2014 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows minor forward movement in the EB-2 China category and the EB-3 India category, with no movement in the EB-2 India category or the EB-3 China category. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its...more

4/14/2014 - Adjustment of Status China Department of State EB-2 EB-3 F2-A Foreign Priority Applications Hiring & Firing India Priority Date Cutoff Visas

H-1B Cap for 2015 Fiscal Year Reached

USCIS has stopped accepting H-1B petitions subject to the 2015 fiscal year H-1B cap or the advanced degree exemption. On April 7, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a...more

4/8/2014 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps Visas

Further Changes Announced to UK Immigration Rules

The changes will include longer visas for Tier 2, new minimum salary thresholds for Tier 2, and an increase in maintenance fund thresholds for Point-Based System migrants....more

3/26/2014 - Immigrants Immigration Reform UK

UK Home Office Announces New Technology Sector Visa Route

The exceptional talent route has opened up through Tech City UK. The UK Home Office has announced that, starting 6 April 2014, it will open up a new visa route for the technology sector to reflect London’s growing...more

3/17/2014 - Technology UK Visas

Department of State Releases April 2014 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows no movement of cutoff dates in EB-2 or EB-3 India categories and continued advancement of the EB-3 China category ahead of the EB-2 China category. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its...more

3/14/2014 - Adjustment of Status China Department of State EB-2 Immigrants

Latest UK Immigration Law Developments

Employers in the UK should be aware of key legal developments, including a proposed increase to application fees and upcoming changes to the codes of practice....more

3/11/2014 - Immigrants UK Visas

U.S. Department of State to Begin Conducting Random J-1 Site Visits

J-1 hosts should review their policies and procedures in anticipation of unannounced site visits. The U.S. Department of State, Office of Private Sector Exchange, will begin conducting random J-1 host site visits...more

2/21/2014 - Department of State Immigrants J-1 Visas Visas

Department of State Releases March 2014 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows minor to moderate advancement of cutoff dates in all EB-2 and EB-3 categories, with the exception of EB-2 India, which will remain unchanged. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its March...more

2/12/2014 - Adjustment of Status Department of State EB-2 EB-3 Foreign Nationals Immigrants Visas

USCIS to Expand Site Visit Program to Include L-1 Petitioners

Employers of L-1 transferees should now set up processes to deal with such visits. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced its intention to begin conducting worksite inspection visits to...more

1/27/2014 - Foreign Nationals Fraud and Abuse H-1B Immigration Enforcement L-1 National Security OIG USCIS

Department of State Releases February 2014 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows no movement of cutoff dates in the EB-2 and EB-3 India categories; the cutoff dates in the EB-2 and EB-3 China categories show minor forward movement with EB-3 China continuing to move ahead of EB-2 China. ...more

1/14/2014 - Adjustment of Status China Department of State EB-2 EB-3 Immigrants India

Department of State Releases January 2014 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows no movement of cutoff dates for individuals born in India in the EB-2 and EB-3 preference categories; the cutoff date for individuals born in China in the EB-3 category continues to move ahead of the EB-2...more

12/16/2013 - Adjustment of Status China Department of State EB-2 EB-3 Immigrants Visas

Update: Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers and Priority Date Cutoffs

Department of State’s Visa Office comments on demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories, indicating an early retrogression of the cutoff date for EB-2 India. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control...more

12/6/2013 - Adjustment of Status Compliance Department of State EB-2 Immigrants USCIS Visas

Department of State Releases December 2013 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows severe retrogression of the cutoff date for individuals born in India in the employment-based second preference category and continued advancement of the cutoff date for individuals born in China in the...more

11/13/2013 - Adjustment of Status Department of State EB-1 EB-2 EB-3 Immigrants Visas

Department of State Releases November 2013 Visa Bulletin

Bulletin shows no significant movement in cutoff dates in the employment-based second preference category and moderate forward movement in cutoff dates in the employment-based third preference category for individuals...more

10/15/2013 - Department of State EB-1 EB-2 EB-3 Visas

U.S. Government Shutdown Will Disrupt Many Immigration Processes

Programs at the Departments of State and Labor are likely to be affected more than others if partial government shutdown occurs on October 1. The potential U.S. government shutdown on October 1 could have...more

9/30/2013 - DOL Government Shutdown USCIS

UK Government Announces Further Changes to Immigration Rules

Changes to the business visitor rules, Tiers 2 and 5 of the Points-Based System, application documentation requirements, and the Life in the UK Test take effect on 1 October. On 6 September, the UK government announced...more

9/13/2013 - Immigrants Immigration Reform New Legislation UK

Department of State Releases October 2013 Visa Bulletin

There is no significant movement in cutoff dates in the employment-based categories; spouses and children of permanent resident family-based sponsors no longer remain current. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has...more

9/12/2013 - Adjustment of Status Department of State EB-2 EB-3 Foreign Nationals Immigrants Visas

UK Immigration Law Update

Employers in the UK should be aware of key legal developments, including an increase in unannounced compliance visits and recent updates to the Sponsorship Management System. Over the last few months there have been a...more

8/29/2013 - EU Immigrants Immigration Reform UK Visas

Department of State Releases September 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-3 category for individuals from most countries advances significantly, and EB-2 category for individuals from India advances by five-and-a-half months. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its September...more

8/16/2013 - Adjustment of Status Department of State EB-2 EB-3 Foreign Nationals Immigrants Visas

U.S. Immigration Benefits Available to Same-Sex Spouses

USCIS issues expanded and revised FAQ in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision overturning DOMA. ...more

7/29/2013 - Adjustment of Status DOMA Form I-130 Residency Requirements Same-Sex Marriage USCIS Visas Waivers

Department of State Releases August 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for individuals chargeable to India advances by more than three years. ...more

7/10/2013 - Adjustment of Status Department of State EB-2 Immigrants Immigration Reform Visa Bulletins Visas

Immigration Implications of Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

Court's holding that section 3 of the act is unconstitutional will allow U.S. nationals to sponsor same-sex spouses for immigration benefits. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that section 3 of the Defense of...more

6/28/2013 - Citizenship Civil Unions DOMA Equal Protection Janet Napolitano Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

USCIS Issues Numerous Requests for Evidence on Pending I-485 Applications

Identical requests on Adjustment of Status applications have been issued specifically to EB-2 applicants chargeable to India. On June 13, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) began issuing a substantial...more

6/26/2013 - Adjustment of Status I-485 Applications Requests for Evidence USCIS

Delays Anticipated in Visa Applications for India

Individuals in the United States applying for visas to India should expect processing delays in the coming weeks and months as India transitions to a new visa services vendor....more

6/26/2013 - India Third-Party Vendors Visas

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