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CBP Eliminates Entry Stamps

CBP has recently announced that the agency will no longer issue entry stamps when a foreign national enters the US. They have made this change to further streamline the entrance process. The entry stamp is a stamp that a CBP officer stamps in a forei… Read More
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Green Card Automatic Extensions are Now 24 Months! 

Effective September 26, 2022, USCIS increased the green card automatic extension period for certain renewal applicants. The Permanent Resident card was previously auto-extended by 12 months, and USCIS has increased the timeline to account for long US… Read More
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USCIS Processing Delays - How to Deal

USCIS processing delays are at an all-time high and there’s little sign that things will get better anytime soon. It can be very frustrating, but there are ways to deal with the delay. File early and have realistic expectations. As always, it&#… Read More
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Five Tips for a Successful PERM Labor Certification

The PERM labor certification is the first of three major steps in the employment-based green card process. The way that the PERM labor certification is prepared and drafted sets the stage for the rest of the process. The way this application is draft… Read More
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Beware of visa processing delays!

By Namrata Tuylani and Emily Sumner Thinking of Traveling? If you are a foreign national in the US and you’re planning a trip abroad for summer vacation, or a visit to family during the holidays, it’s critical to consider your strategy fo… Read More
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I’m on an H-1B Visa, When Should I Start the Green Card Process?

By Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney You’re on an H-1B visa – congratulations! We understand how difficult and complex the U.S. immigration process can be. Having an H-1B visa provides a sense of security for three years initially and can be… Read More
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Travel on AP (Advance Parole)

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes lots of travel to see family and friends! Do you plan to travel and re-enter the US on AP? Travel in the Covid age can always be challenging, but if you are a foreign nati… Read More
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Expanded Premium Processing Coming Soon!

USCIS has recently announced a set of three initiatives to increase the agency’s efficiency, including expanding premium processing: Setting new agency-wide backlog reduction goals Expansion of premium processing to additional form types, and W… Read More
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No More Combo Card? The De-Coupling of APs & EADs!

USCIS has recently confirmed that they are intentionally separating the processing of the AP (advance parole) and EAD (employment authorization document). When a foreign national files the adjustment of status application (I-485, also known as a gree… Read More
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Employment Based Interfiling: New USCIS Guidelines to Transfer Underlying Basis

by Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney On Friday, January 21, 2022, USCIS released new guidance for requesting a “Transfer of Underlying Basis.” More commonly, this is known as an “Interfiling Request.” What is an interfiling request? An in… Read More
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