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Update: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

On October 3, USCIS resumed premium processing for alltypes of H–1B petitions. Premium processing for H–1B petitions and other selected types of employment-based cases is available for an additional government filing fee of $1,225. In exchange, your petition is processed within fifteen calendar days.

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FAQ about What Happens after Your Petition Is Filed

Congratulations! Your petition has been filed and accepted by USCIS. We have successfully completed another significant step in your immigration case. But you are likely wondering, “What happens next?” This document answers the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients about this phase of your process. 1. How long will it take for USCIS to process my case? Once the petition is filed with USCIS, the review and adjudication process also takes time. Processing […]

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USCIS Releases a Revised Form I-9

On July 17, 2017, USCIS released a revised Form I-9 and the Handbook for Employers. You may begin using the new form immediately, but it is not required until September 18, 2017. Until then, you may continue to use the Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N. You should also continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for all previously completed Form I-9s. Here is what HR professionals need to know about […]

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I-9 Alert: Automatic Extensions of EADs

Due to the new High-Skilled Workers rule that went into effect on January 17, 2017, USCIS is no longer required to adjudicate EADs within ninety days. To help prevent a gap in employment authorization, DHS will grant automatic 180-day EAD extensions in most categories if filed on the same basis as the initial EAD. Here is what you need to know about these new regulation. 

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Employer Alert: New I-9 Handbook

It’s here! US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the new M-274 “Handbook for Employers with Guidance for Completing Form I-9”. The handbook includes guidance on completing the new Form I-9, which went into effect on January 22, 2017, as well as photocopying and retention, unlawful discrimination and penalties, and E-Verify.

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