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 These green cards are no longer valid and should be replaced with a new green card.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.

NVC UPDATE – National Visa Center (NVC) Suspends Public Inquiry Telephone Line
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NVC UPDATE – National Visa Center (NVC) Suspends Public Inquiry Telephone Line

Effective May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has permanently suspended the public inquiry telephone line. You are no longer able to call the NVC to inquire about your pending applications. Find out how the suspension of the NVC telephone line impacts your ability to contact the NVC.

USCIS accepting I-907 upgrades for multinational executive and manager petitions  filed on or before Jan. 1, 2021
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USCIS accepting I-907 upgrades for multinational executive and manager petitions filed on or before Jan. 1, 2021

On June 1, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began the implementation of premium processing through USCIS Form I-907 for certain pending Form I-140 Immigration Petitions for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021. 

USCIS Update – Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions
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USCIS Update – Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

On May 24, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of premium processing for certain pending Form I-140 Immigration Petitions for Foreign Workers under EB-1 and EB-2 categories. We explain this announcement and who benefits here. 

What happens after I file Form I-485 Adjustment of Status?
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What happens after I file Form I-485 Adjustment of Status?

If you are lawfully in the United States, you may qualify to file USCIS Form I-485 for adjustment of status. After you file USCIS Form I-485 for Adjustment of Status, there are several things to keep in mind while you wait for your final interview. It is important to keep copies of any submissions and I-797 notices for your records and to respond in a timely manner to any USCIS requests. We review the adjustment of the status process and what to expect below.

What is temporary intent (nonimmigrant) for TN Visa status?
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What is temporary intent (nonimmigrant) for TN Visa status?

TN visa status is a nonimmigrant visa for purposes of temporary employment in the United States.  Although TN visa status is temporary, you are not precluded from future intent to immigrate. We explain what is meant by temporary nonimmigrant intent while working under TN visa status.