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USCIS Proposes Rule to Welcome International Entrepreneurs

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States) so that they may start or scale their businesses here in the United States.Read More


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October 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the October 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the entire visa bulletin on its website here.

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September 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the September 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the copy of the visa bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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USCIS Expands Provisional Waiver to Lawful Permanent Resident Spouses or Parents

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver process to allow certain individuals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and who are statutorily eligible for immigrant visas, to more easily navigate the immigration process.  The provisional waiver process promotes family unity by reducing the time that eligible individuals are separated from their family members while they complete immigration processing abroad, while also improving administrative efficiency.

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Deadline to Extend 17-month STEM OPT is August 8, 2016

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If you currently have a 17-month STEM OPT extension, you may apply to add 7 months to your STEM OPT period. If you want to apply for this 7-month extension, you must properly file your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (with the required fee and signature) on or before August 8, 2016. USCIS will deny applications filed after August 8, 2016.Read More


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August 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the August 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the copy of the visa bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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USCIS Completes Return of Unselected H-1B Lottery Petitions

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USCIS announced on July 8, 2016, that it has returned all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.

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July 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the July 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the copy of the visa bulletin on the Department of State website here.

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June 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the visa bulletin for June 2016. Below is a copy of the visa bulletin for the employment-based category and a summary of the changes.

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Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin May 12

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USCIS announced that the 15-day processing period for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting premium processing, including petitions seeking an exemption for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher, will begin on May 12, 2016, regardless of the date on the Form I-797 receipt.

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