Archive for May, 2014

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 >

DHS Plans Proposed Rule To Extend Work Authorization To Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

5/22/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

As part of the Obama administration’s efforts to attract high-skilled workers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to propose extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants. The extension would be limited to H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking lawful permanent resident status […]Read More >

H-1B Visa Lottery Completed

5/6/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

In an email sent to stakeholders on May 2, 2014, USCIS announced that it has completed its data entry for all of the Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B cap petitions selected under the lottery process. USCIS will now start to return the petitions that were not selected in the lottery.Read More >