H-1B Cap Reminder

There are only six (6) weeks before the start of the FY 2017 H-1B Cap filing season and to ensure timely filing, it is recommended that employers start submitting LCAs and gathering the necessary documents AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Last year, USCIS received a record number of 233,000 cap petitions and it is likely that the numbers will b...

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Amended Regulations on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for Students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Degrees.

On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published amended regulations on OPT for International Students with STEM Degrees. The amended regulations will allow F-1 STEM students to be able to extend their OPT for an additional 24 months beyond the initial 12 months....

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New U.S. Reporting System For Chinese Visitors—Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), announced a new reporting system for B-1/B-2 visitors from the People’s Republic of China (China). This new online reporting system is called the Electronic Visa Update System (“EVUS”). EVUS will take effect in November 2016. Those tr...

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Registering For The Department Of State Diversity Visa Lottery 2018

The Department of State just announced that the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program 2018 (DV 2018) registration period will begin at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT–4), Tuesday, October 4, 2016, and end at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT–5), Monday, November 7, 2016. Do not wait until the last minute to register ...

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