FosterQuan,LLP

600 Travis Street Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77002-2911, United States

Contact: Steve Stasny, Manager, Client Relations

OCTOBER VISA BULLETIN UPDATE

The Department of State (DOS) has published the October 2014 Visa Bulletin announcing that the priority date for employment-based third preference (EB-3) category for all applicants other than those born in India and China will…more
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EB-5 CHINA VISA AVAILABILITY UPDATE

The U.S. Department of State announced that as of August 23, 2014, EB-5 immigrant visa numbers for Chinese nationals are unavailable for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014. The maximum level of immigrant visa numbers allocated…more
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GOING THROUGH PASSPORT CONTROL AT THE AIRPORT? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the launch of the first authorized "app" (mobile application) to expedite a traveler's entry process into the United States. Mobile Passport Control (MPC) will allow eligible…more
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VISA AVAILABILITY ADVANCES FOR EB-2 INDIA AND EB-3 PHILIPPINES

The Department of State (DOS) has published the September 2014 Visa Bulletin, announcing that the cut-off date for the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) immigrant visa category for applicants born in India will advance…more
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IMPORTANT CHANGE IN NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURES IN PARIS

Effective today, the U.S. Embassy in Paris will accept nonimmigrant visa application fees paid by debit card (online or by phone) or through Electronic Bank Transfer (online). In addition, applicants will no longer be required…more
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CONTINUED VISA ISSUANCE DELAYS AT U.S. CONSULATES WORLD-WIDE

As of Thursday July 31st, the Department of State (DOS) continues to experience technical issues with their visa/passport systems and have confirmed that the systems are still not restored to full functionality…more
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VISA ISSUANCE DELAYS AT U.S. CONSULATES WORLDWIDE DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

The Department of State (DOS) continues to experience technical issues with their visa/passport systems. As a result, applicants are experiencing delays in visa issuance. The issue is affecting all DOS consular posts worldwide,…more
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VIETNAM: NEW IMMIGRATION LAW TO TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2015

Pursuant to a new immigration law passed by the National Assembly of Vietnam, the Vietnamese immigration system will undergo several changes effective January 1, 2015…more
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SINGAPORE: NEW EMPLOYMENT PASS REQUIREMENTS TO GO IN EFFECT ON AUGUST 1, 2014

As discussed in our Immigration Update from October 22, 2013, beginning August 1, 2014, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will require employers to run advertisements prior to hiring foreign nationals for open positions…more
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CANADA REDUCES "DEPENDENT" AGE TO 18

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that effective August 1, 2014, the cutoff age for qualification as a ‘dependent’ under Canadian immigration law will be reduced to age 18…more
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CANADA IMPLEMENTS NEW CRITERIA FOR INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER AND TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAMS

In their continued effort to protect the Canadian labor force, Employment and Social Development Canada has announced significant changes to the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) process. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) also…more
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JULY VISA BULLETIN – FOUR-YEAR ADVANCE FOR EB-2 INDIA

The Department of State (DOS) has published the July 2014 Visa Bulletin, announcing that the cut-off date for the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) immigrant visa category for applicants born in India will advance…more
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EUROPEAN UNION: EU DIRECTIVE 2014/66 ESTABLISHES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER WORK PERMIT PROCESSES

Citing the increased trend of job relocations within multinational companies, the European parliament and the Council of the EU has adopted Directive 2014/66, which seeks to streamline and harmonize intra-company transfer (ICT)…more
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DHS ANNOUNCES PROCESS FOR RENEWAL OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

Today, Secretary Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security announced that individuals previously approved for DACA may now apply to renew their DACA enrollment and employment authorization for an additional two years…more
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.S. CONSULATES IN CANADA SUSPEND THIRD-COUNTRY-NATIONAL (TCN) VISA APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS

Citing increased demand for services by Canada-based visa applicants during the peak demand period of June, July and August, the U.S. Department of State confirmed yesterday that U.S. consular posts in Canada have temporarily…more
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