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Monthly Archives from September 2014

CBP Launches New App

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the launch of an new App, Mobile Passport Control (MCP), intends to expedite traveler’s entry process.  MCP will allow eligible travelers to submit passport and customs declaration information via a smartphone or tablet before CBP inspection.  A pilot program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is underway. It is expected to expand to other airports later this year.  For more information, please click here.

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OSC Weighs in on Employer Over- Documenting on the Form I-9

In a request for guidance, OSC advised that it is not aware of any publicly available guidance on steps an employer should take if they accepted too many documents during the I-9 process. OSC noted that an employer may violate the anti-discrimination provision of the INA if it requests more or different documents than required, or rejects “reasonably genuine-looking documents.” Whether a violation occurs depends on the reason for the request. To read the OSC’s guidance, […]

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New Visa Processing Fees

If you are applying for a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa in September, please check the new processing fee schedule. On September 12, 2014, visa application fees for certain visas changed. Fees will not be adjusted for those who have already paid.  All visa applicants must pay the amount in effect the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application processing fees paid to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of […]

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