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USCIS Started the Third Phase of Its Premium Processing Implementation for Certain Previously Filed Form I-140 Petitions

USA - September 22 2022 On September 15, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had begun implementing the next phase of the premium…

No Second H-1B Lottery: 2022 H-1B Cap Lottery Has Been Completed

USA - August 22 2022 It appears that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not hold a second H-1B cap lottery. While no formal announcement has been made…

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities and Makes Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent

USA - August 4 2022 USCIS recently announced the extension of two initiatives that allow for flexibility for employers, which are particularly helpful given delays in…

USCIS Expands Eligibility for Premium Processing Upgrades of EB-1C Multinational Executive/Manager and EB-2 National Interest Waiver Petitions

USA - July 25 2022 Beginning August 1, 2022, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing…

USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed Form I-140 Petitions

USA - May 25 2022 On May 24, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would begin implementing premium processing for certain…

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Work Permits for Certain Applicants

USA - May 4 2022 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for Employment…

Form I-9 Requirements Flexibility Extended Until October 31, 2022

USA - April 27 2022 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have announced another extension to flexibility…

DHS to End Temporary COVID-19 Policy on Expired List B Identity Documents on May 1, 2022

USA - April 4 2022 Effective May 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is terminating its temporary policy of allowing employers to accept expired List…

USCIS to Expand Premium Processing

USA - April 1 2022 On March 29, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will expand its premium processing service to include additional…

Department of Homeland Security Designates Ukraine and Afghanistan for TPS

Afghanistan, Ukraine, USA - March 29 2022 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Afghanistan and Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18…