September

Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Questions & Answers: USCIS Issues Guidance Memorandum on Establishing the "Employee-Employer Relationship" in H-1B Petitions

    Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated guidance to adjudication officers to clarify what constitutes a valid employer-employee relationship to qualify for the H-1B �specialty occupation� classification. The memorandum clarifies such relationships, particularly as it pertains to independent contractors, self-employed beneficiaries, and beneficiaries placed at ...
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  • Department of State Implements New DS-160 Form

    The Department of State (DOS) has recently launched a new version of Form DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application. The DS-160 is a fully integrated online form that is used to collect important information about a person seeking a nonimmigrant visa for temporary travel to the United States. The form is submitted electronically, via the Internet, to the Department of State. This form is then used to ...
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  • USCIS Update on Advance Parole for Travel Abroad

    USCIS Update USCIS Reminds Applicants for Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Legalization, and TPS Beneficiaries to Obtain Advance Parole Before Traveling Abroad WASHINGTON � U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds individuals that they must obtain Advance Parole from USCIS before traveling abroad if they have: � been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS); � a pending application ...
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  • ICE launches initiative to step-up audits of businesses' employment records

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is launching a bold, new audit initiative today by issuing Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 652 businesses nationwide – which is more than ICE issued throughout all of last fiscal year. The notices alert business owners that ICE will be inspecting their hiring records to determine whether or not they are complying with employment ...
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  • Neufeld Memo dated 12/10/08 Extends Validity of Civil Surgeon Endorsements for Adjustment of Status Applicants

    A memo from Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations, USCIS, dated December 10, 2008, temporarily extends the validity of medical certifications on Form I-693 for adjustment of status applicants. Content of memo is given below: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dec 10, 2008 TO: Field Leadership FROM: Donald ...
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