Archive for the ‘Non-immigrant (Temporary) Visas’ Category

USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3

3/7/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting April 3, 2017, the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. The suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for a Form [...]Read More >

New USCIS Memo on I Visas

11/16/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the foreign information media representative nonimmigrant visa classification, commonly known as the “I” visa category.    Read More >

Report Shows Difficulty of Obtaining L-1B Visas

3/19/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new report sheds light on how difficult it is to obtain an L-1B visa lately. (The L-1B visa is used to transfer workers with “specialized knowledge” from a company’s foreign office to its U.S. affiliate.) A National Foundation for American Policy report has found that the USCIS denial rate for L-1B visa petitions has increased [...]Read More >

Certain Spouses of H-1B Holders Authorized to Work

2/27/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

In a recent article published by the Society for Human Resource Management, SRW attorney Andrew M. Wilson was quoted expressing his support for the executive action authorizing spouses of H-1B holders to work: “I know of H-1B individuals who have left employment to return home because of this issue, as well as individuals who decided [...]Read More >

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

2/26/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

The long awaited work authorization eligibility has finally come for some H-4 dependent spouses. CIS announced today that effective May 26, 2015, they are extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent [...]Read More >