U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an inflation adjustment to premium processing fees for various forms including Form I-907. Set to take effect on February 26, 2024, this update reflects the agency’s first fee increase in three years, aimed at improving processing times and funding critical services. Understand the changes and how they affect your immigration process.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a significant change to the H–1B visa program by planning to eliminate the employer-employee relationship requirement from its definition of a U.S. employer. This move aligns with the USCIS’s current policy and aims to reduce administrative barriers, offering a clearer, more accessible path for H–1B petitioners, especially those that are beneficiary-owned.
Explore the latest provisions under proposed 8 CFR 214.2 aimed at reinforcing the criteria for bona fide job offers in specialty occupations, including contract requirements, non-speculative employment, and LCA correspondence with the H–1B petition.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is introducing a proposal to codify eligibility for H–1B visas for entrepreneurs and startup founders, marking a significant shift in U.S. immigration policy to support the growth of beneficiary-owned businesses. This move could pave the way for increased innovation and job creation across the country.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes pivotal changes to the H–1B visa program, focusing on redefining “specialty occupations” and broadening eligibility criteria. This blog delves into how these updates could revolutionize the hiring of skilled foreign workers, aligning with modern workforce demands and fostering a more inclusive, skills-based hiring culture.
Renewing your U.S. visa domestically is now a reality for certain visa categories. This comprehensive guide provides you with all the necessary information to navigate the process smoothly, including eligibility criteria, required documentation, and application tips.
The H-1B visa program has long been a gateway for skilled workers from around the globe to enter the United States, particularly benefiting industries such as technology, engineering, and healthcare. However, the lottery system that determines who gets an H-1B visa has undergone significant changes, aimed at making the process more equitable and transparent.
A key update in the H-1B visa reforms is the broadened eligibility for specialty occupations. This expansion includes new categories in emerging industries, significantly benefiting Canadian and Mexican professionals in specialized fields. Now, more diverse roles requiring advanced knowledge qualify for H-1B visas, opening doors for a wider range of applicants.
USCIS has implemented a crucial update in its fee structure for immigration and naturalization services, effective April 1, 2024. Discover the key changes, including expanded fee waivers, online filing incentives, and how this impacts your immigration journey.
In our latest blog, we explore the USCIS’s 2025 updates to the H-1B visa program. Key highlights include a new beneficiary-centric selection process, enhanced flexibility in employment start dates, and strengthened integrity measures to combat fraud. These changes are crucial for employers and foreign professionals navigating the H-1B visa landscape.