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What Employers Need To Know About The H-1B Public Access File

Among petition forms, supporting documents and filing fees, the H-1B visa petition must also include a certified Labor Condition Attestation (LCA) to be considered complete. In general, the LCA must be filed through an electronic portal within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for certification before the H-1B visa petition can be filed with the…
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What To Consider When Applying For An H-1B Visa In 2019

As with several other visas, H-1B visa approvals have declined under the Trump administration. According to data released by USCIS, approval ratings for the tech employment-based visa fell to 75% in the last three months of 2018 – a 12% decrease from the same time in 2017. According to Recode, the H-1B application process has…
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Showing Proof Of Domicile On The I-864 Affidavit Of Support

All family-based I-130 immigrant visa petitions and some I-140 employment-based immigrant visa petitions must include a fully executed I-864 Affidavit Of Support as a legally-enforceable contract ensuring financial support for the intending immigrant and dependents, if any. The petitioner (the individual filing the immigrant visa petition) must sign and document the I-864. An important part…
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New Form I-539 – Important Dates

Early on Friday, March 8th, 2019, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will post a new Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status on their website at www.uscis.gov/i-539. On Monday, March 11th, 2019, USCIS will begin accepting the new Form I-539,…
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Technical Problems With DS-260 And DS-160 Online Applications

Since the beginning of this year, lawyers and foreign nationals seeking to apply for immigrant visas (“green cards”) and non-immigrant visas have been confronted with problems, starting with completing the application forms. The DS-260, Immigrant Visa Electronic Application, must be completed and submitted before an appointment for an immigrant visa interview at a U.S. embassy or…
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