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Turkey Suspends All Non-Immigrant Visa Services to U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey released a statement on Twitter on Sunday, immediately halting processing of non-immigrant visas in Turkey, stating that it needed to “reassess the commitment of the government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel”. In retaliation, Turkey announced on Sunday evening that effective immediately, it will suspend all non-immigrant […]

EIG Dispatch – April 17, 2015

  Highlights Change in Worksite Location Requires H-1B Amendment Indian OCI Card Replaces PIO Card Scheme H-1B Cap Premium Processing to Begin April 27, 2015 Change in Worksite Location Requires H-1B Amendment On April 9th, 2015, the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) entered an interim decision in the Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC upholding the […]

EIG Dispatch – March 27, 2015

Highlights USCIS Issues L-1B Policy Guidance Changes to the Requirements for Philippine 47(a)(2) Visa Holders Thailand Clarifies the Definition of “Working” USCIS Issues L-1B Policy Guidance On March 24, 2015, USCIS released a Policy Memorandum which provides guidance on L-1B adjudications and which consolidates and supersedes previously issued policy memos.  It is hoped that this […]

EIG Dispatch – March 20, 2015

Highlights Ireland’s Critical Skills Permit Renewals Now Require Additional Documentation Denial Rates Increases for L-1B Petitions Ireland’s Critical Skills Permit Renewals Now Require Additional Documentation Beginning April 1, 2015, foreign nationals renewing their Critical Skills Employment Permit or Green Card Employment Permit must now submit a support letter from the Department of Jobs Enterprise and […]

EIG Dispatch – March 13, 2015

Highlights H-2B Adjudications Temporarily Suspended by USCIS Changes Made to UK’s Tier 2 Work Visas and Visitor Visas DHS Urges Optional Practical Training Expansion Judgment H-2B Adjudications Temporarily Suspended by USCIS  Following the federal court order in Perez v. Perez, USCIS announced on March 9, 2015, that it will temporarily suspend adjudication of Form I-129 […]

EIG Dispatch – March 6, 2015

Highlights House Judiciary Committee Passes Mandatory E-Verify Legislation UK Introduces “Super Priority” Visa Processing Option for U.S. Applicants India Consulates in the UK now Require Biometrics Long-Term Visas Available to Business Travelers in South Africa from Certain Countries  House Judiciary Committee Passes Mandatory E-Verify Legislation The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed the Legal […]

EIG Dispatch – February 6, 2015

Highlights Canada Kicks Off Express Entry Program Russian Nationals Required to Carry International Passports to Enter Ukraine Government Closures and Travel Delays in East and Southeast Asia Expected Due to Lunar New Year UK Introduces Biometric Residence Permits for Non-EEA Foreign Nationals Canada Kicks Off Express Entry Program As an update to our previous alerts, […]

EIG Dispatch – January 30, 2015

Highlights India Merges its Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India Schemes Hong Kong Announces New Immigration Measures for Foreign National Professionals and Entrepreneurs Job-Training Visas Now Available in Czech Republic Introducing: EIG Insights India Merges its Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizens of India Schemes India’s government ordinance published on January […]