Archive for the ‘Green Card (Employment)’ Category

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 >

New Policy on Validity of Medical Exam Report (Form I-693)

5/30/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has announced that beginning June 1, 2014 it will limit the validity of all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from the date of submission to USCIS. USCIS will also now require that applicants submit their Form I-693 to USCIS within one year of completing their medical examination. [...]Read More >

Immigrant Visa Applications To Be Filed Online

8/30/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

The U.S. Department of State has announced that beginning September 3, 2013, individuals applying for an immigrant visa must now complete their applications online using Form DS-260 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration). This form is available here. The U.S. Department of State has been in the process of transitioning the immigrant visa application [...]Read More >

Current Trends in PERM Audits

1/28/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

The DOL has stepped up its efforts in scrutinizing PERM filings and is auditing more cases pursuant to a goal of achieving “program integrity”.  The DOL has specifically set a target to audit/or place in supervised recruitment 30% of PERM filings. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) DOL liaison committee recently provided information on the [...]Read More >

USCIS Annoucnes New Immigrant Fee Beginning February 1st 2013

12/17/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has announced that beginning February 1st, 2013, USCIS will now require an Immigrant Fee of $165 from individuals who applied for a green card through immigrant visa processing. After individuals have received their immigrant visa package from the U.S. consulate/embassy, they will now be required to pay this new fee online through the USCIS [...]Read More >