There are 49 posts in the Immigration Updates category

April 2015 Visa Bulletin Released

  April 2015 Visa Bulletin Released The U.S. Department of State has released the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. The April 2015 Visa Bulletin can be summarized as follows: EB-1 All countries remain current. EB-2 Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 1, […]

EIG Dispatch – February 20, 2015

Highlights Case Study in I-9 Compliance New USCIS Procedures for Correspondence with Petitioners, Beneficiaries, and Attorneys of Record Case Study in I-9 Compliance In a recently decided case, United States v. Employer Solutions Staffing Group II, LLC, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) refused to lower the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s penalties […]

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 23, 2015

Highlights EIG Preparing for H-1B Cap Season One Stop Service Center in Bangkok Requires Certified Corporate Documents for Certain Applications Three-Year Work Permits Now Available in Beijing Dutch Court Rules that Japanese Nationals No Longer Need Work Permits EIG Preparing for H-1B Cap Season April 1, 2015 marks the first day U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]

EIG Dispatch – January 16, 2015

Highlights Israel and France Increase Prevailing Wages for Certain Foreign Employees MyE-Verify Accounts Expand to 16 More States DHS Considering “Known Employer” Pilot Program U.S. Senators Introduce Immigration Innovation Act of 2015 Israel and France Increase Prevailing Wages for Certain Foreign Employees Israel’s government has increased the prevailing wage employers are required to pay foreign workers from […]

EIG Dispatch – January 9, 2015

Highlights ACR Holders in the Philippines Required to Appear in Person by March 1, 2015  Malaysia Institutes New Income Requirements for Sponsoring Dependents Vietnam No Longer Issuing Multiple-Entry Business Visas on Arrival  South Africa Allows ICT Work Visa Holders to Apply for Two-Year Extension ACR Holders in the Philippines Required to Appear in Person by March […]

EIG Dispatch – December 23, 2014

HIGHLIGHTS Sarah Saldaña Confirmed as Next ICE Director USCIS to Delete E-Verify Records from 2004 United Kingdom Implements Registered Traveler Service for Certain Foreign Nationals Canada Issues Work Permits to Certain Spouses Waiting for Permanent Residency Immigration Processing Times May Be Slow During the Holidays Sarah Saldaña Confirmed as Next ICE Director The U.S. Senate confirmed President […]

EIG Dispatch – December 19, 2014

Highlights U.S. to Restore Diplomatic and Economic Ties with Cuba  Netherlands Increases Minimum Salary Levels for Certain Foreign Workers  Singapore Announces Changes to Employment Pass Process U.S. to Restore Diplomatic and Economic Ties with Cuba President Obama on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 announced that he would normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba, more than 50 […]

EIG Dispatch – December 12, 2014

Highlights Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Requiring E-Verify Participation by All Texas State Agencies Union Brings Federal Suit to Challenge OPT for Foreign Students Ireland Reports Delays in Obtaining Re-Entry Visas for Foreign Nationals and Amends Occupations Eligible for its Critical Skills Employment Permit Minimum Wage Increases in Belgium for Certain Foreign Workers Texas Governor […]

EIG Dispatch – December 5, 2014

Highlights U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Block President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration UPDATE: Russia Continues to Implement More Changes for Highly Qualified Specialists in 2015 United Kingdom Announces Expansion of 24 Hour Visa Service UPDATE: India Extends Visa on Arrival Program to 43 Countries  UPDATE: Canada to Launch an Express Entry Program for Skilled Foreign Workers U.S. […]