Archive for March, 2013

Effective April 26th CBP Transitions to Automated Process for Form I-94 at Air/Sea POEs

3/27/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Beginning April 26th, 2013, CBP will be transitioning from a paper-based I-94 card to an automated process where it will create an electronic Form I-94 for individuals (including TN visa workers) traveling to the U.S. through air and sea ports of entry. For more information on this subject click here.Read More >

USCIS Announces Acceptance of H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2014 to Begin April 1st, 2013

3/18/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2014 cap on Monday April 1st, 2013. The fiscal year cap for 2014 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of individuals with U.S. master’s degrees or higher are exempt from the fiscal year cap. In addition, [...]Read More >

E-Visa Processing Now at U.S. Consulate in Calgary

3/14/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Calgary Consulate General has announced E-visa processing services for Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor applications from businesses in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. The process is intended to make it easier and faster for executives, supervisors and skilled employees of the region to enter the U.S. for trade and investment activities.  The announcement indicates [...]Read More >

Andrew Wilson to Present at Sterling Education Services Seminar on Immigration Law (Rochester, NY)

3/7/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Andrew Wilson will be a faculty member presenting at the Sterling Education Services, Inc., Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar. The seminar will be held in Rochester, NY on April 19, 2013.  Andrew will be speaking on immigration compliance issues with H-1B and PERM filings, updates on immigration reform legislation and updates on I-9 and E-Verify [...]Read More >

New Process Begins for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

3/4/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Beginning today, certain visa applicants who are the immediate relatives of US citizens and who are seeking a waiver of inadmissibility only for unlawful presence can start applying for provisional unlawful presence waivers through a new process. This new process will allow individuals to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver before departing the U.S. [...]Read More >