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Employer Compliance
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EIG Dispatch – March 6, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – February 27, 2015
March 6, 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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – February 6, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – January 23, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – January 16, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – January 9, 2015
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 ...

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EIG Dispatch – December 23, 2014
December 31, 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. ...

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EIG Dispatch – December 19, 2014
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. ...

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EIG Dispatch – December 12, 2014
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 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Nov 14, 2014)
November 14, 2014

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Expected to Announce Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform Processing Delays in Malaysia for Employment, Dependent, and Professional Visit Passes Mercosur Visa to Colombia No Longer Available for Venezuelan Nationals UPDATE: President Obama Expected to Announce Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform  As an update to our previous ...

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EIG Week in Review (Nov 7, 2014)
November 7, 2014

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Promises Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform U.S. Tightens Screening Measures for Visa Exempt Visitors UPDATE: Canada Increases Planned Level of Admissions for Permanent Residents in 2015 New Immigration Study Shows that EU Migrants Have Made a Net Contribution to the British Economy UPDATE: President Obama ...

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EIG Week in Review (Oct 31, 2014)
October 31, 2014

 Highlights USCIS Definition of "Mother" and "Parent" Expanded Russians Applying for Schengen Visas Now Required to Submit Biometrics UPDATE: Ireland Employment Permits Section Now Allowing Scanned Signatures Australia Halts all Immigration Proceedings for Visa Holders Originating from Ebola-affected Countries in West Africa  USCIS Definition of "Mother and "Parent" Expanded  On Tuesday, October ...

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EIG Week in Review (Oct 10, 2014)
October 10, 2014

Highlights November 2014 Visa Bulletin Brings Significant Retrogression for EB-2 India New Reporting Requirement for Russian Employers of Highly Qualified Specialist Workers Canada Extends CAN+ Program to Mexico and Brazil Singaporean Long-Term Visit Passes Applications Under Greater Scrutiny for Unmarried Couples BALCA Ruling Prompts DOL to Reconsider Select PERM Denials November 2014 Visa ...

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EIG Week in Review (Oct 3, 2014)
October 3, 2014

Highlights UPDATE:  Indian Prime Minister Announces Visa-on-Arrival Program for U.S. Citizens and Changes to OCI/PIO Program FY2015 H-1B Employees Now Subject to FICA Central American Children Eligible to Apply for Refugee Status Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Eligible Liberians in the U.S. UPDATE:  Indian Prime Minister Announces Visa-on-Arrival Program for ...

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EIG Week in Review (Sept 26, 2014)
September 26, 2014

Highlights U.S. FY2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Opens October 1, 2014 UPDATE: Application Forms Available Soon for Newly-Reformed Irish Employment Permits India Considering Extending Visa-on-Arrival Program to U.S. Citizens Australia Reconsiders Changes to Visa Categories and Fees French Lawmakers Propose Employment-Based Immigration Reforms U.S. FY2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Opens October 1, 2014 Beginning October 1, ...

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EIG Week in Review (Sept 19, 2014)
September 19, 2014

Highlights Scotland Rejects Independence Referendum Schengen Members Strongly Enforcing Passport Requirements Japan Exploring Facial Recognition Technology to Reduce Airport Immigration Queues  UAE Conducting Unannounced Workplace Visits Scotland Rejects Independence Referendum In what is being characterized as one of the highest voter turnouts in the democratic world, Scotland’s citizens voted yesterday against declaring its ...

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EIG Week in Review (Sept 5, 2014)
September 5, 2014

Highlights New Reporting Requirements for Russian Citizens Holding Dual Citizenship or Foreign Permanent Residency U.S. Visa Fee Changes to Take Effect September 12, 2014 U.S. Department of Justice Resolves Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Catering Company France Eliminates Medical Exam Requirement for Certain Visa Categories New Reporting Requirements for Russian Citizens Holding ...

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EIG Week in Review (Aug 15, 2014)
August 15, 2014

Highlights September 2014 Visa Bulletin Released CBP Launches Mobile Passport Control App E-Verify System Improvements China Conducting Health Inspections of Certain Foreign Travelers Saudi Arabia Requiring Employers to Provide Health Insurance for Foreign Workers September 2014 Visa Bulletin Released As announced earlier this week, the U.S. Department of State has released the September 2014 ...

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EIG Week in Review (Aug 1, 2014)
August 1, 2014

Highlights UPDATE:  State Department Global Database Crash UPDATE:  USCIS Conducting Site Visits for L-1 Petitions UPDATE:  Irish Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014 Signed into Law Foreign Workers in Italy Who Lose Employment May Obtain One-Year Permit of Stay  Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda Remove Immigration Barriers to Facilitate Cross-Border Businesses UPDATE:  State Department ...

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EIG Week in Review (March 28, 2014)
March 28, 2014

Highlights Premium Processing of FY2015 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions to Begin by April 28, 2014 U.S. State Department to Conduct Site Visits of J-1 Program Hosts in California  USCIS Expands e-Request Online Services   Netherlands Joint Work and Residence Permit Available April 1, 2014 Ukraine Strengthens Immigration Requirements for Russian Nationals  Premium ...

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EIG Week in Review (Feb 28, 2014)
March 21, 2014

Highlights Virginia School Officials Mistakenly Destroy Thousands of Employee Files Noting Immigration Status Procedural Reform on the Horizon for EU Immigration Requirements Ukrainian Immigration Ministry Closure Impacts Immigration Processing Canada to Permit Automatic Work Authorization for Foreign Students Virginia School Officials Mistakenly Destroy Thousands of Employee Files Noting Immigration Status Fairfax County ...

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EIG Week in Review (Feb 21, 2014)
February 21, 2014

Highlights J-1 Unannounced Site Visits by U.S. Department of State Australia Removes Nomination Ceiling on Subclass 457 Visas and Expands Automated Border Processing Brazil Changes Visa Procedures for Same-Sex Couples  India to Require Polio Vaccines for Certain Visitors J-1 Unannounced Site Visits by U.S. Department of State The U.S. Department of ...

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Practice Alert: New I-9 Form Must Be Used Starting May 7, 2013
August 27, 2013

As a reminder, effective May 7, 2013 (not May 8 as previously reported by USCIS), all prior versions of I-9 Form can no longer be used.  The new Form I-9 must be used beginning May 7, 2013. The USCIS has released a schedule of free webinars on the new ...

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Employer Compliance
May 21, 2013

We know that an employer’s priority is to keep business running smoothly – without having to worry about immigration issues.  To ensure that this is the case, we provide employers with on-site public access file audits as well as counsel and advice on all I-9 compliance and ...