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File Now to Avoid USCIS Fee Increase!

File now to avoid the USCIS fee increase! In January 2023 we wrote about the proposed rule that would significantly increase USCIS filing fees. Emily also posted about the impending higher USCIS fees on her LinkedIn page a few weeks ago. The time has… Read More
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Stateside Visa Processing is Here!

Stateside visa processing is here! We are thrilled that the U.S. Department of State (DOS) is offering a pilot program that will allow qualified visa applicants to renew their visas here in the U.S. rather than having to travel overseas. While we are… Read More
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Stateside Visa Renewal Program

The U.S. Department of State announced earlier this year that it would implement a stateside visa renewal pilot program. That means that they would allow certain foreign nationals to renew their visa here in the U.S. instead of having to travel outsi… Read More
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Navigating Layoffs and the USCIS 60-Day Grace Period

In today’s ever-changing job market, it is essential to be aware of the resources available when facing layoffs. Fortunately, USCIS regulations allow for a 60-day grace period following the termination of employment for certain nonimmigrant wor… Read More
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Should You File an EAD Based on Compelling Circumstances?

As you have already heard, USCIS has issued a policy guideline for requesting employment authorization under compelling circumstances. To read more about the guideline, please visit this USCIS website. This page lists the requirements to file an Empl… Read More
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Visa Application Fees Are Increasing

The summer travel season is upon us. If you are a foreign national planning to obtain a temporary visa to the US, keep in mind that the US Department of State visa application fees are increasing as of June 17th, 2023! The application fee for the vis… Read More
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USCIS Proposed Fee Increase!

New year, new USCIS fees! USCIS has recently announced proposed changes to their filing fee schedule. Why Is USCIS Increasing Filing Fees? USCIS claims that they must increase filing fees to keep up with operational costs to timely process cases. If… 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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Is an H-1B Leave of Absence Allowed?

By Brianne Donovan, Immigration Lawyer Just as a U.S. worker can take a leave of absence, H-1B employees are allowed time off work without jeopardizing their immigration status. Unfortunately, life happens, regardless of your immigration status. It m… Read More
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Big Changes for Covid-Related Travel Requirements!

President Biden has recently issued a new Presidential Proclamation that rescinds geographic Covid travel bans. Instead, beginning November 8th 2021, there will be Covid vaccination requirements for international air travelers to the US. The new Proc… Read More
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