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Monthly Archives from August 2010

Changes to USCIS Website to Enhance User Experience

USCIS has announced redesigns to its website to enhance customer service and expand users’ access to case information.   The improvements were made from feedback received from internal and external stakeholders.  The most significant improvement is the addition of features for Spanish speaking customers, including a Spanish translation of the website,  Other enhancements include: The creation of an online inquiry tool for select forms which enables users to request status updates on their applications.  USCIS […]

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New Rules for I-9 Forms

The Department of Homeland Security has made some changes to the rules relating to creation and retention of electronic I-9s. The new rules clarify some employers’ concerns and could make the use of electronic I-9s more efficient. The rule, scheduled to take effect August 23, 2010, includes the following: Employers may use paper, electronic or a combination of paper and electronic storage systems; Employers may change electronic file storage systems as long as the new […]

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Tips to Applying for an L Visa

In today’s modern marketplace, businesses are expanding across the globe, often with branches or offices in many different countries.  Employers looking to transfer foreign employees within the company from an office abroad to the United States might wish to take advantage of the L-1A or L-1B visas.  Below are some things you should know as you navigate the L Visa process.  Employees applying for an L-1 visa must have worked for a related company abroad for […]

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