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On the 18th of March, USCIS closed all of its offices from person-to-person contact in an attempt to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. This suspension of these services involved the complete canceling of applicant interviews that were scheduled previously. That being said, unofficially, there has been word that USCIS has begun waiving face-to-face […]

Part of standard employment procedures is completing a physical Form I-9 review with your new employee. Since life is operating remotely for the foreseeable future, completing an in-person inspection of I-9 documents is pretty much impossible for most employers. What can you do if you have a new employee joining your team? Let’s take a […]

You might be living the American dream on your H1B visa but have found a new, better employer that is offering you an opportunity you can’t resist. You’ve already established you can do an H1B transfer and change jobs, but perhaps you are wondering what the chances are of your H1B transfer being denied? Or […]

USCIS received about 275k registrations for the 2021 season of H1B visas. All of these requests were processed using their new online tool for H1B registrations. In most cases, the system will have to go through a number of tests, and only be launched when it is pretty much perfect – but now and again, […]

You may have applied for an H1B extension, yet you’re not so confident that it will be a successful attempt. Many people from all over the world want to experience the American dream, so they are trying their best to obtain an H1B visa. However, the government of the U.S. wants to make sure there […]

COVID-19 or the current coronavirus pandemic has affected almost all activities and processes around the world. Nothing seems to be immune to it. In the United States, many states have restricted travel and immigration. USCIS has limited its operations and most of the processing work is put on hold. The latest addition to the list […]

H4 visas are issued to legal dependents, usually either spouses or children under 21 years of age, of an H-1 visa holder. They can accompany the H-1 visa holder in the United States and are also eligible to work after obtaining the Employment Authorization Document from the DHS. It comes with a validity, post the […]

USCIS recently just made some changes to the H1B petition submissions due to the COVID-19 situation that erupted earlier this year. Apparently, there was a policy memorandum that accepted reproduced signatures on every petition for H1B submitted after the date of March 21, 2020. Because social distancing is promoted, USCIS closed all its Application Service […]

COVID-19 is affecting many people. Aside from being dangerous enough to give people bad symptoms, it also leaves people without jobs. Because of the lockdowns, a lot of places are closed, hence why so many are unemployed at the moment. If you’re an H4 visa holder, then you may be wondering if you are eligible […]

Public Charge Rule is among the many new ordinances pushed out by the Trump administration. But as always, many people, both citizens, and non-citizens are confused as to what it means and to whom it is applicable. In this article, we’ll explain in-depth about the New Public Charge Rule and who should be concerned regarding […]