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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.

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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.

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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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31Mar2022

Expansion of Premium Processing: Still No Definitive Start Date

This week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided an update for expanding Premium Processing (PP).

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30Mar2022

H-1B Cap Lottery Completed

Yesterday, on March 29th, 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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18Mar2022

USCIS To Issue Updated Notices for L-2 and E Status Spouses To Evidence Employment Authorization

In November 2021, USCIS announced that L and E spouses are now employment authorized incident to their E or L nonimmigrant status.  Subsequent to that announcement, on January 30, 2022, USCIS and CBP began issuing I-94s with the letter “S” (e.g., L-2S, E-1S, E-2S and E-3S) for E and L spouses. I-94s with the letter “S” became acceptable as evidence of employment authorization, without EAD (under List C of Form I-9).  However, spouses who received their I-94 before January 30th still have I-94s without the letter “S”, and thus still lack evidence of work authorization without an EAD.

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01Feb2022

USCIS Confirms H1B Cap Selection Process

USCIS has confirmed that the registration period for FY 2023 H-1B cap cases will begin on March 1st at 9 AM (Pacific Time), and end on March 18th at 9 AM (Pacific Time).

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27Dec2021

DOS Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility

On December 23, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) announced the expansion of the interview waiver program for certain types of nonimmigrant visas.

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