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Monthly Archives from January 2023

USCIS Guidance on Retrogressed Green Card Applications

Over the last year, immigrant visas have gone back and forth between being available and retrogressing. There are still many unanswered questions as to what this situation means for Adjustment of Status applicants, but USCIS has finally provided some answers regarding what’s occurring with retrogressed Green Card applications. Some of the most important information USCIS has released includes: What information can a regressed applicant expect to receive after their interview? So long as the officer […]

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Can I Get a Document Notarized Remotely?

Many immigration documents require notarization. This helps deter fraud and ensure proper execution. However, it can be difficult to physically appear in front of a notary under social distancing orders. Thankfully, in Florida and many other states, you now have a new option available: online notarization. Effective January 1, 2020 (before COVID-19), Florida enacted a law authorizing Remote Online Notarization (RON).  Under this law, notaries can perform online notarizations if they: Complete a training course Register […]

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FAQ: PERM Labor Certification Process – Phase 1

Employers can help potential foreign national employees obtain a green card based on employment through the PERM labor certification process. To sum it up, they need to follow a few steps:

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P-1 Visa is a Hole in One for Pro Golfer

Do you know any international athletes who want to take their training and competing to America? If they are doing well enough, the P-1 Visa may be the way to go. U.S. at the Forefront of International Athletics The U.S. has been at the forefront of international athletics for decades. Each Olympiad and international competition consistently shows the U.S. at or near the top of the medal count or leader board. It makes sense, then […]

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Want to Hire Someone with an Expired EAD? There May Be Hope!

Have you experienced the frustration of wanting to hire someone with an expired EAD? You’ve completed the arduous process of finding the perfect candidate for the job. This person fits the bill perfectly. Beyond having the necessary skills and experience, they also have the right personality and attitude to fit into the team seamlessly. Better yet, everyone agrees that this candidate is the one! Now comes time for the onboarding process. You’re filling out the […]

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FAQ: PERM Labor Certification Process – Phase 2

Welcome back to our FAQ series about the PERM Labor Certification Process. In the last post, we covered Phase 1: Developing a strong case strategy and outline The very important determination of the job title and requirements Employer registrations for PERM and State Workforce Agency The subsequent analysis, strategy, drafting, and filing of the prevailing wage determination Before filing the PERM Labor Certification (LC), the Department of Labor (DOL) requires employers to complete very specific […]

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