EB1C Green Card Approved for Multinational Executive in 3 months
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EB1C Green Card Approved for Multinational Executive in 3 months

We received the approval for a multinational executive in the IT industry for an EB1C green card in 3 months. The entire process of filing the I-140 Adjustment Petition to go from an L1A Manager to a US Permanent Resident (Green Card) under EB1C to green card production took 3 months with NO request for evidence (RFE) and NO interview.

EB1A approved for a Multimedia Artist
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EB1A approved for a Multimedia Artist

We were recently contacted by an experienced professional in the field of multimedia art looking to obtain a green card on their own merits by self-petitioning under the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability category.  They were able to provide extensive proof of their accomplishments in the industry and we were able to successfully argue their merit as a multimedia artist. We discuss the details of this case and the I-140 EB-1A approval here.

USCIS Update – Next Phase of EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions to begin Sep. 15, 2022
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USCIS Update – Next Phase of EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions to begin Sep. 15, 2022

On September 15, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the next phase in the Form I-907 Premium Processing expansion for qualifying EB-1 and EB-2 petitioners with pending I-140 Petitions.

As an Employer, how do we show our ability to pay the required wage for an I-140 Petition?
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As an Employer, how do we show our ability to pay the required wage for an I-140 Petition?

Employers sponsoring foreign workers for permanent full-time positions through the I-140 Petition for Foreign Workers are required to demonstrate their ability to pay the required wage for the position offered. The documents used to prove the required wage are often confidential and sensitive in nature. For this reason, many employers hesitate in providing the information. We discuss what documents can be used to satisfy the ability to pay the required wage here.

Update – US Consulate in Montreal Canada is Scheduling Interviews for Employment Based Immigrant Visas
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Update – US Consulate in Montreal Canada is Scheduling Interviews for Employment Based Immigrant Visas

IMMIGRANT VISA UPDATE – August 31, 2022 – We are now receiving interview notices for clients that have been waiting for their immigrant visa interviews based on employment at the US Consulate in Montreal Canada. This is good news for both employers and employees that have been waiting for employment-based immigrant interviews at the US Consulate in Montreal Canada.

USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions
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USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions

On July 15, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provide an update on the expansion of premium processing for certain pending Form I-140 Petitions for Alien Workers. Beginning August 1, 2022, USCIS will begin accepting Form I-907 requests for Premium processing for the following:

USCIS Update – Tips for Employment-based Adjustment Applicants and the Medical Examination
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USCIS Update – Tips for Employment-based Adjustment Applicants and the Medical Examination

On July 14, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), released some helpful tips for employment-based adjustment applicants and the USCIS Form I-693 Medical Examination. The following are some Do’s and Dont’s for your Form I-693 Medical Examination from USCIS.

My TN Visa status was approved, now what?
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My TN Visa status was approved, now what?

Your TN Visa status has been approved, Congratulations! You are now authorized to legally work and live in the United States. As you commence your employment in the United States under TN visa status there are a few key points you should keep in mind. We cover some key points here.

What is the USCIS VIBE program?
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What is the USCIS VIBE program?

As an employer when you file a petition or application with USCIS, they must verify that you as the employer are a legitimate business. In a typical filing, USCIS will rely on the paperwork and evidence submitted with the petition or application. If USCIS determines the paperwork submitted is not sufficient, USCIS can rely on the Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) Program to verify business information. Learn why you should verify your company’s information in the VIBE Program before filing with USCIS.

How do I renew my green card?
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How do I renew my green card?

Current green cards have a validity of either two (2) years, or ten (10) years, and must be renewed. Previous green card versions did not have an expiration date. These green cards are no longer valid and should be replaced with a new green card. Here is how to renew or replace your green card.