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

US Announces Interview Waiver Expansion to Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

The Department of State, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, has substantially updated its processing of nonimmigrant visas at US consulates, allowing for more waivers of interviews for nonimmigrant visa to the US, including such as H-1B specialty worker visas, L-1 intracompany transferee visas, E-2 treaty investor visas, E-3 visas for Singaporeans and READ MORE

USCIS Updates Guidance on Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

USCIS is updating its Policy Manual to streamline guidance on family-based conditional permanent residence (alien registration card, known as green cards). This update covers eligibility, filing procedures, and adjudication for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, which removes the conditions on a marriage-based green card obtained within two years of marriage. The update READ MORE

PERM Lawsuit Settlements for Apple, Facebook and SpaceX  

The realm of employment-based immigration is fraught with complexities, and the intricacies of the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certification process – the first stage for most employment-based green card cases – can be especially challenging for employers. In recent months, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has settled disputes with Apple and Facebook over READ MORE

How to File Form AR-11 to Change Your Address without a myUSCIS Account

All nonimmigrants and legal permanent residents must notify USCIS of their change in address within 10 business days of moving by submitting the Form AR-11 with USCIS  either online or by mail.  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated their website and removed the link to file Form AR-11, Change of Address (COA), READ MORE