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MALAYSIA – NEW EMPLOYMENT PASS CATEGORY ANNOUNCED (EPIII)

On July 15, 2015, the Malaysian Expatriate Services Division (ESD) implemented a new work authorization category, the Employment Pass III (EPIII). The EPIII category is intended for foreign nationals who will earn less than MYR…more
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SCHENGEN AREA — BILATERAL VISA WAIVER AGREEMENTS SIGNED WITH EIGHT ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES

The European Union has recently signed visa waiver agreements with Timor Leste (East Timor), the Caribbean countries of St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Oceanic countries…more
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VISA BULLETIN FORECAST INDICATES FUTURE PROGRESS FOR EB-3 CHINA

Following publication of the August Visa Bulletin that revealed a stunning 7 year retrogression in visa availability under the Employment-based, Third (EB-3) preference category for applicants born in China, Department of State…more
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CBP TO COLLECT BIOMETRIC DEPARTURE DATA FROM SELECT FOREIGN NATIONALS

On July 14, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the agency will begin collecting biometric data from select foreign nationals departing the United States. The new initiative, which is scheduled to run…more
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CIS RESUMES PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR H-1B EXTENSIONS

Beginning today, July 13, 2015, the USCIS will resume the “premium processing” adjudication service for H-1B extension petitions. The CIS had temporarily suspended premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions…more
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AUGUST VISA BULLETIN SHOWS 7-YEAR RETROGRESSION FOR EB-3 CHINA

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for August, indicating a retrogression of more than seven years in visa availability under the Employment-based, Third (EB-3) Preference category for…more
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U.S. EMBASSY IN MEXICO CITY NO LONGER ADJUDICATING E VISA APPLICATIONS

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has announced that the Embassy will no longer adjudicate E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visa applications in Mexico City. Beginning July 07, 2015, all E-1 Treaty Trader visa…more
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TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR NEPAL

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal. Citizens and nationals of Nepal who presently reside in the United States may apply for TPS and…more
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RESOLUTION COMES SLOWLY FOR U.S. VISA ISSUANCE DELAYS

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the transmission of biometrics for completion of required…more
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U.K. - TIER 2 MONTHLY QUOTA REACHED

The quota for non-EU national skilled workers in the United Kingdom has been reached for the first time since the classification was implemented in 2011. The quota applies to those employer applications filed for employees under…more
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WORLDWIDE DELAYS IN U.S. VISA ISSUANCE CONTINUE TO NEXT WEEK (AT LEAST)

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)…more
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JULY VISA BULLETIN AND FORECAST OF IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY FOR REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July, and since then DOS officials have offered predictions concerning likely visa availability for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends…more
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TEXAS GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL MANDATING E-VERIFY: NEW LAW IS LIMITED TO STATE AGENCIES, NOT BUSINESSES THAT CONTRACT WITH THEM

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 374 into law. Effective September 1st of this year, the new law requires that all state agencies register and participate in E-Verify to verify…more
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WORLDWIDE DELAYS IN U.S. VISA ISSUANCE AT U.S. EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)…more
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CANADA TO REQUIRE ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FOR NON-VISA NATIONALS AND BIOMETRICS FOR ALL VISA-NATIONALS

Effective August 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will implement a new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program with the stated aimed of improving safety and security. Under this program, similar to the…more
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