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USCIS Grants Qualified Foreign Entrepreneurs 30 Months to 1) Enter the US, 2) Found a New Start-up, 3) Prove Successful OR Secure Funding for Growth

USCIS Grants Qualified Foreign Entrepreneurs 30 Months to: 1) Enter the US;   2) Found Start-ups; and 3) Prove Successful OR Secure Funding for Growth and Expansion   The USA, as...

Effective Immediately, USCIS Will Now Defer to Prior Approvals for Extension Petitions

On April 27, 2021, the USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual instructing officers to give deference to prior determinations when adjudicating extension requests involving the same parties...

USCIS to Postpone New Rule Prioritizing H-1B Cap Case Selection Based on Salary for Upcoming H-1B Cap Season

In an effort to provide more time for USCIS to train staff and perform public outreach as well as give stakeholders time to adjust to the new rule which gives...

President Biden’s Proclamation Reinstates COVID-19 Restrictions on International Arrivals from 26 countries

President Biden implemented travel restrictions suspending entry to the United States of all non-exempt foreign nationals from the following countries: *Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,...

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NEW EB-5 VISA INVESTORS FROM VIETNAM FACE 6-9 YEAR WAIT TIMES

There is a misconception about visa availability, processing times, and priority dates. Vietnamese investors may see the October 2018 Visa Bulletin indicating 3-year wait and think the same applies to...

Third-Party-Placements Once Again Permitted under OPT

Recently, USCIS confirmed that it has amended its stance on this issue, allowing third-party placements for F-1 STEM OPT workers in certain situations. Specifically, and as confirmed on its STEM...