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27Mar2023

H-1B Cap Lottery Completed

Today, USCIS announced that the H-1B random selection (lottery) process has concluded and that it has informed registrants and attorneys of the selection result through “MyUSCIS” accounts.

 

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21Mar2023

Premium Processing for OPT and STEM OPT EADs

USCIS has announced that Premium Processing (PP) will become available for certain F-1 students in phases

Alerts
24Jan2023

USCIS to Resume Bundled Processing of Applications for H and L Dependents

Effective January 25, 2023, USCIS will bundle the processing of I-539 and I-765 (EAD) applications for spouses and children of H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrants along with the I-129 petition.

Alerts
13Jan2023

Update #4: Expansion of Premium Processing

This is an update to our 9/15/2022 article regarding USCIS’s expansion of Premium Processing service.

Alerts
26Oct2022

Bay Area CBP Officers No Longer Stamping Passports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that, as of October 1, 2022, CBP officers at airports in the San Francisco Area Port jurisdiction, including SFO, SJC, and OAK, will no longer be stamping passports as a matter of course. This follows other ports of entry that are implementing a "stampless entry" pilot program.

 

Alerts
18Jul2022

Update Regarding Expansion of Premium Processing #2

This is a follow-up to our May 24th article on USCIS’s expansion of premium processing.

Alerts
24May2022

Update Regarding Expansion of Premium Processing

This is a follow-up to our March 31st article on USCIS’s effort to expand premium processing.

Alerts
03May2022

EAD Automatic Extension Period Will Increase From 180 to 540 Days

Today, USCIS announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, from 180 to 540 days (360 days of additional automatic extension time). The increase, which will be effective on May 4, 2022, will help avoid gaps in employment for those with pending EAD renewal applications.

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