Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | April 8, 2021
April 9, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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USCIS Completes Initial H-1B Electronic Registration Selection Process
March 30, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, USCIS announced it had received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). The random selection window ran from March 25 - March ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 23, 2021
March 24, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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April 2021 Visa Bulletin Released
March 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of State released the April 2021 Visa Bulletin. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the USCIS has not indicated whether it will be using Chart A or Chart B for April 2021. For more information, please visit the USCIS website. FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart A): The employment-based categories in the Final Action Dates ...

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DHS Will No Longer Defend Public Charge Rule; Supreme Court Dismisses Case
March 10, 2021

The Biden administration will not defend the widely opposed Public Charge rule that made it more difficult for immigrants who rely on, or who would rely on, public assistance to enter or gain legal status in the United States. The Trump administration introduced the Public Charge rule ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 9, 2021
March 10, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 4, 2021
March 5, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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Standing with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
March 4, 2021

Erickson Immigration Group strongly rejects racism, violence, and xenophobia in all forms and the stereotypes and misinformation that fuel it. A side effect of this past year must not be prejudice, fear, and hatred toward Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, or anyone. Learning from and sharing across cultures ...

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Singapore: Changes in Work Authorization for Dependent's Pass Holders
March 3, 2021

The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has revised the work pass framework even further by removing the option of a Letter of Consent (LOC) for the employment of dependents in Singapore. This will take effect on May 1, 2021. Letter Of Consent Presently, dependents of Employment Pass and Personalised Employment ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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President Biden Revokes Trump's "Suspension of Entry of Immigrants" Proclamation
February 25, 2021

On Wednesday, President Biden revoked former President Donald Trump’s Proclamation 10014, Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, as well as the two extensions which followed, section ...

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March 2021 Visa Bulletin Released
February 25, 2021

The U.S. Department of State released the March 2021 Visa Bulletin. The USCIS has indicated that it will accept adjustment of status applications pursuant to Final Action Dates (Chart A) for March 2021. For more information, please visit the USCIS website. FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart A): The most significant movement forward is reported in the Final Action Dates for employment-based visa ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
India Issues New Guidelines for International Arrivals
February 19, 2021

India's Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued new guidelines for international arrivals. The Standard Operating Procedure will take effect from February 22, 2021 (23:59hours IST). The entry Airports for flight services would be decided by the Ministry of Civil Aviation based on the ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
Spain Requires Quarantine for Travelers from Brazil and South Africa
February 19, 2021

The Spanish government has issued Order SND/133/2021, introducing a new 10-day quarantine requirement as a public health measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and variants for people coming to Spain from Brazil and South Africa. This period may be shortened if, on day ...

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Immigration Nerds Talk About the H-1B Cap Season ... and Alternatives
February 18, 2021

With the H-1B cap lottery quickly approaching, the Immigration Nerds podcast answers the most frequently asked questions regarding the process for this year, “last chance” options and alternatives, and how travelers should prepare. The Immigration Nerds are joined by Erickson Immigration Group managing attorney Naianka ...

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New Restrictions in Place for Travel to Canada
February 18, 2021

To control the coronavirus's spread, new public health measures for air and land travelers to Canada will go into effect as of February 22, 2021. Recent Updates: As of January 7, 2021, all air travelers to Canada 5 years or older (regardless of citizenship or place ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global COVID Update | February 9, 2021
February 9, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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DHS Delays Trump Administration's H-1B Selection Final Rule Until Year's End
February 5, 2021

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would not be applying the H-1B Selection final rule introduced on January 7 by the Trump Administration to the upcoming H-1B registration period, which begins in March.  The Trump administration’s rule, set to go into effect ...

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Immigration Nerds Explain the Biden Administration's New Immigration Executive Orders
February 5, 2021

On Tuesday, February 2, President Joe Biden signed three major executive orders undoing or reversing immigration policies from the Trump Administration. In this week's Immigration Nerds podcast, we explain each of the order's strategic aims and impact, whose involved, and the timelines.  

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EIG US and Global Update | February 4, 2021
February 4, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | February 2, 2021
February 3, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 28, 2021
January 29, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
EIG US and Global Update | January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these updates to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information ...

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February 2021 Visa Bulletin Released
January 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of State released the February 2021 Visa Bulletin. The USCIS has indicated that it will accept adjustment of status applications pursuant to Final Action Dates (Chart A) for February 2021. For more information, please visit the USCIS website. FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart A): The employment-based categories in the Final Action Dates (Chart A) remained largely ...

Coronavirus Response and Guidance
President Biden signs "Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel"
January 22, 2021

On Thursday, January 21, President Joseph R. Biden signed “Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.” The executive order outlines measures to prevent the ongoing spread of COVID-19, particularly as it relates to travel within the United States and to the United ...