Although the travel ban order has been halted by the courts, the new administration has signaled “increased scrutiny” on visa issuance to the US consulates. Its effects are being reflected in the processing of visas at US consulates. Data released by the government shows that the United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March of 2017 to citizens of the seven Muslim-majority nations affected by the bans – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, […]Continue Reading
Summer is always a busy season for travelers. If you’re traveling on a visa, you may already know to expect more delays and give yourself plenty of time. This year, though, is likely to be even worse than normal due to the recent executive orders. Already, we are seeing more background checks, more delays in getting through the airport, and more complaints about consulates. With this in mind, here a few tips to make the […]Continue Reading
Employer Alert: Difficulty Receiving EADs in the Mail
If a foreign national is reporting difficulty getting an EAD in the mail, consider these two common issues. There must be someone present to receive the EAD. When no one is home, the post office returns the EAD to USCIS. If you are expecting an EAD, make arrangements with your post office to ensure delivery. If a foreign national moves, you must notify USCIS promptly. Otherwise, the EAD might not be delivered at all. It […]Continue Reading
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Here are our top five tips for H-1B filing: Your H-1B petition must be ready to be filed by April 3rd, 2017. It’s crucial to start preparing now. Don’t delay! Your position must relate to your educational credentials. The H-1B requires at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. That education must be related to the job you will perform in the United States.Continue Reading