There are 28 posts in the Non-immigrant Visas category

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 – February 27, 2015

Highlights New Work Permit Conversion Process in Brazil U.S. Customs and Border Protection Launches Pilot Program to Review Electronic I-94 Errors H-4 Employment Authorization Effective May 26, 2015 New Work Permit Conversion Process in Brazil Foreign nationals holding temporary work visas can now apply for permanent work visas directly with the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. […]

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 – 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 31, 2014

Highlights New Customs and Border Protection App Released New Permits Required for Short-Term Work in China New Customs and Border Protection App Released U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release earlier this month announcing the launch of its “Border Wait Time” mobile application to help travelers better plan for crossing the border […]