There are 18 posts in the Dispatch category

EIG Dispatch | March 24, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS U.S. Bans Many Electronic Devices on Flights to the U.S. from 10 MENA Airports Stricter Visa Screening Expected to Result in Longer Visa Processing for All Follow Up: Changes to UK’s Tier 2 Take Effect April 6 U.S. Bans Many Electronic Devices on Flights to U.S. from 10 MENA Airports On March 21, 2017, […]

EIG Dispatch | March 17, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Federal Judge in Hawaii Puts President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban on Hold UPDATE: United Kingdom Passes Brexit Triggering Legislation Canada Introduces New Streamlined Work Permit Program for Highly-Skilled Workers Processing Times Increased for Long-Term Passes in Singapore Irish Government Offices Closed for St. Patrick’s Day Federal Judge in Hawaii Puts President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban on […]

EIG Dispatch | March 10, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Effective April 3 Revised Executive Order Issued Monday, March 6 UPDATE: United Kingdom – Tier 2 Skills Charge Effective April 6, 2017 Longer Stays for Visitors Performing Work Pass Exempt Activities in Singapore Belgium introduces New Requirement for Posted Workers Visa-Free Travel to Peru for Certain Indian […]

Special Alert: April 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

April 2017 Visa Bulletin Released The U.S. Department of State released the April 2017 Visa Bulletin today. Next month’s Visa Bulletin reports slight advancements from the March 2017 Final Action Dates Chart. Most notably, the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for China have advanced by 1 month and 5 months, respectively. Additionally, the EB-3 category for the Philippines has advanced by 6 months, while […]

Special Alert: USCIS to Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Starting April 3, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions, including Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap-subject H-1B petitions. USCIS has advised that this suspension may last up to 6 months. This temporary suspension of premium processing by USCIS does not apply to other […]

EIG Dispatch | March 3, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS U.S. Department of State Responds to Questions Regarding the Trump Administration’s Recent Travel Ban Quebec Expands List of Occupations Exempt from Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Advertising Requirements New Zealand Announces Foreign National Hiring Bars for Non-Compliant Employers European Union Modifies Visa Waiver Suspension Rules European Parliament Passed a Non-Binding Resolution to End Visa-Free […]

EIG Dispatch | February 24, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Argentina Announces Visa Free Entry to Canadians for Tourism and Business The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Re-Opened with Additional Visas Ireland Experiencing Delays in Processing Employment Permit and GNIB Applications Belgium Announces Fee Increases for First-Time Residence Permit Applications Argentina Announces Visa Free Entry to Canadians for Tourism and Business Nationals of Canada are […]

EIG Dispatch | February 17, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Update: UK Immigration Skills Charge to be Implemented on April 6, 2017 United Arab Emirates Extends Visa on Arrival to Russian Nationals EU Parliament Approves Schengen Visa for Georgian Citizens Greece Temporarily Suspends Residence Permit Applications Belgium Announces New Documentation and Integration Requirements Update: UK Immigration Skills Charge to be Implemented on April 6, […]

EIG Dispatch | February 10, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Meets with European Union Commissioner New Visa Validity Rules in South Africa Schengen Visas Ineligible for Entry into Panama and Costa Rica Immigration Categories Reorganized in Peru U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Meets with European Union Commissioner On February 8, 2017, John Kelly, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, met […]

Special Alert: March 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

March 2017 Visa Bulletin Released The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released the February 2017 Visa Bulletin. Next month’s Visa Bulletin reports slight advancements from the February 2017 Final Action Dates Chart. Most notably, the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for China have advanced by 1 month and 5 months, respectively. Additionally, the EB-3 category for the Philippines has advanced by 5 months, while […]