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:
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.
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.
Under the USMCA (NAFTA) TN visa status is for Canadian and Mexican citizens that will be coming to the United States to engage in temporary employment. Obtaining TN visa status can become problematic when you have an approved I-130 or I-140. Find out how an approved I-130 or I-140 can impact your ability to get TN visa status.
An H-1B visa is issued for a period of up to 3-years with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of 6-years in H1B visa status. In limited situations, you may be able to extend beyond the 6-year limit. Find out how to extend or renew your H1B visa and if you are able to extend beyond the 6-year limit.
The L-1A Visa is one of the best ways to convert from a non-immigrant to an immigrant. We have helped many business owners expand their operations into the US under the L-1A visa and then obtain US permanent residence (EB-1C Green card). We recently received approval for a green card for the owner of a business. who relied on the L-1A vis to expand and grow their operations in the US. Read more about going from an L-1A visa to a green card through business expansion here.
If you have a pending I-485 Adjustment based on an underlying I-130 Petition or I-140 Petition and the wait time for the preference category you field under has changed, you may be able to transfer your pending I-485 to another preference category with a shorter wait time. This is commonly referred to as “interfiling.” We discuss how to transfer your I-485 to a different preference category here.
We recently received the approval of a DOL ETA 9089 for a Civil Engineer. We discuss this approval and the process below.
You are required to prove that you meet the requirements attested to on the ETA 9089 (PERM). When filing USCIS Form I-140 Petition for Foreign Worker, USCIS requires proof that the employee has gained any required work experience and skills identified in the ETA 9089.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced efforts to increase efficiency and reduce case backlogs and processing times. In this effort, USCIS is expanding expand premium processing to additional form types and will improve timely access to employment authorization documents (EAD). Read more about the USCIS expansion of premium processing and improved EAD efforts here.