H1B Visa Approved for Cardiac Perfusionist after TN Visa Denial
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H1B Visa Approved for Cardiac Perfusionist after TN Visa Denial

We successfully received the approval of an H1B Visa for a Cardiac Perfusionist through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after a TN Visa denial. The employee first attempted to obtain a TN visa at a US port of entry under the Medical Lab Technician/Technologist profession and was denied entry.  We were able to review the profession and placement of the employment at a non-profit teaching hospital and file a successful H1B visa petition. We discuss the details of this case and the H1B visa 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.

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 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. 

How do I extend or renew my H1B visa and can I extend beyond 6 years?
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How do I extend or renew my H1B visa and can I extend beyond 6 years?

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.

US Immigration Update – USCIS Expanding Premium Processing

US Immigration Update – USCIS Expanding Premium Processing

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.