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Updated Policy Guidance for H-3 Visa

9/9/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

On September 09, 2014, USCIS issued updated policy guidance on the H-3 trainee visa category. The new guidance is available at USCIS’ website in its Policy Manual section.Read More >

New DOS Fees

9/3/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Item No. Proposed Fee Current Fee Change in Fee PASSPORT AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICES 8. Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship  $2,350  $450  $1,900 NONIMMIGRANT VISA SERVICES 21. Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Border Crossing Card Processing Fees(per person): (c) E category nonimmigrant visa $205 $270 ($65) (d) K category nonimmigrant visa $265 $240 $25 [...]Read More >

Good News from Department of State: Visa Issuances Back on Track

8/14/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of State (DOS) recently underwent some technical problems that caused DOS’ global database, called the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), to crash, and as a result, DOS’s ability to issue visas, passports, or related documents was extremely limited.  In an effort to assist stranded travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was reviewing requests [...]Read More >

Defining Your ‘Field’ For Purposes of an EB-1 (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher or Outstanding Professor) or an O-1

8/7/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Both of these categories carry similar evidentiary requirements in that the foreign national must display that they are an individual of extraordinary ability within their field by satisfying the statutory criteria set forth and for EB-1 purposes, satisfying an overall ‘final merits determination’.  However – one of the first challenges that applicants and their attorneys [...]Read More >

E-2 Visas Approved for Five (5) Years @ U.S. Consulate in Rome for Brother/Sister Investment in Pizzeria

8/6/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

Our clients, a brother and sister, both Italian citizens, recently purchased an existing business (pizzeria) in the U.S.  as their investment for their E-2 visa applications.  The brother and sister each contributed less than $20,000 cash from their personal funds in Italy towards the purchase price, as well as signed a promissory note for less [...]Read More >