USCIS Announces Changes to Immigration and Naturalization Filing Fees

On January 30, 2024, USCIS published a final rule in the Federal Register adjusting certain immigration and naturalization filing fees. The new filing fees will go into effect on April 1, 2024. The final fee rule includes important updates, including: Expanded Fee Exemptions: Recognizing specific vulnerabilities, the rule expanded exemptions for Special Immigrant Juveniles, victims of READ MORE

USCIS Announces Tech Talks on the New H-1B Online Organizational Accounts

USCIS will be launching online organizational accounts for companies to register for the H-1B lottery and file H-1B petitions. The organizational accounts can be used for the March 2024 H-1B lottery registrations and filing all types of H-1B petitions thereafter, including H-1B change of employer petitions, H-1B amended petitions and H-1B change of status petitions. READ MORE

USCIS Launches Online H-1B Organization Accounts for H-1B Lottery Registrations and Filing H-1B Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is launching organizational accounts for H-1B  non-cap (non-H-1B lottery) filings for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap season. These H-1B organizational accounts will allow multiple individuals within an organization, such as a company or other business entity, and their attorneys or other legal representatives to work together on READ MORE

USCIS Provides Adjustment of Status Green Card Filing Dates for February 2024

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency (Form I-485), also known as the green card,  for February 2024. The US Department of State issues a Visa Bulletin each month.  This Visa Bulletin provides the visa numbers available for issuance of the READ MORE

USCIS Issues Guidance on Employers’ Financial Ability for Green Card I-140 Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Petitions

On January 5, 2024, USCIS issued a policy alert on establishing an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for certain Form I-140 employment-based immigrant visa petitions (green cards).  Employers sponsoring foreign national employees for green card status under EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 preference employment-based immigrant visa classifications that require a job offer must show READ MORE