USCIS Updating Information on STEM OPT
The United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the in order to provide important clarifications. Specifically, students and employers will be required to report material changes to the Designated School Official (DSO) at the earliest opportunity using modified Form I-983. Employers will be required to report the STEM...
USCIS Issues Revised Final Policy Memorandum for Unlawful Presence
On August 9, 2018, the United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a related to unlawful presence. Effective August 9, 2018, nonimmigrants with F (student) and M (vocational student) visas who fall out of status and file in a timely manner for reinstatement of that status will have their accrual of unlawful presence sus...
USCIS Revises Guidance on Validity Period of Form I-693
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is for the validity period of .
Generally, all applicants who file for an adjustment of status to a lawful permanent resident are required to submit a Form I-693 that is completed by a designated civil surgeon. In particular, Form I-693 is used to determine if an applican...
Department of Labor Expected to Implement Revised LCA
The Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to implement a revised Labor Condition Application (LCA) between October 24 and October 31, 2018.
The revised form will require employers to name their end-client or vendor when submitting an application for an H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 worker who will be placed at a third-party worksite. It wil...
H-1B Cap Pre-Registration and Other Proposals
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making steps towards creating a pre-registration system for the H-1B cap selection process, as well as other changes to the entire H-1B cap system.
At this time, the draft regulation has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, which is the...
Proposed Changes to H-1B and H-4
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have released their fall 2018 regulatory agendas. If finalized and implemented, the H-1B and H-4 programs will be significantly impacted.
The followings are key items on the fall 2018 regulatory agendas related to the H-1B and H-4 programs: