FosterQuan,LLP

- 2015 H-1B CAP REACHED

On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the CIS had received enough H-1B petitions to exhaust the H-1B quota (including the 20,000 for U.S. advance degree holders) for Fiscal Year 2015…more

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INDIA: CHANGES TO TOURIST VISA PROGRAM

The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released plans to expand its visa-on-arrival program to tourists from 180 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Australia. The move signals a…more

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INITIATE NEW H-1B PETITIONS NOW FOR FILING APRIL 1ST

In less than two months U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015) H-1B quota. No more than 85,000 new H-1B…more

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L-1 SITE VISITS EXPAND CIS FRAUD DETECTION PROGRAM

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) has announced an expansion of the agency’s Fraud Detection & National Security (FDNS) site visit program to include more L-1 site visits. Under the L-1 visa program, multinational…more

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GET READY NOW TO FILE NEW H-1B PETITIONS APRIL 1ST

In less than three months U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015) H-1B quota. No more than 85,000 new…more

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DOL FILING WEBSITES EXPERIENCE GLITCHES DUE TO HIGH VOLUME

When the Federal Government shutdown began on October 1st, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) discontinued acceptance and adjudication of Labor Condition Applications (LCAs), PERM Labor Certification Applications, and…more

| Immigration Law

SINGAPORE: NEW EMPLOYMENT PASS REQUIREMENTS FOR 2014

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently issued new immigration rules for Employment Pass (EP) applications. These rules will increase the minimum salary requirements for EP applications, as well as require…more

| Immigration Law

E-VERIFY ACCESS RESUMES AFTER U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS

As the Federal Government shutdown ended, various non-essential Government functions resumed. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) has advised that E-Verify, the Government’s electronic system for verification of…more

| Immigration Law

U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS

In the early hours of the morning on Thursday, October 17th, the Government shutdown ended following a last-minute compromise that sent a bill to the President to fund the Government through January 15th and raise the debt…more

| Immigration Law

U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WILL LIKELY END SOON

On Wednesday, October 16th, the U.S. Senate reached a deal that would end the Government shutdown and avoid a default on U.S. debt. The compromise would fund the Government through January 15th, and raise the U.S. debt ceiling…more

| Immigration Law

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