Streamlining the Nonimmigrant Visa Process for U.S. College Graduates

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced new measures to streamline the process of obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas for graduates from U.S. colleges who have secured job offers. This initiative is designed to expedite the issuance of nonimmigrant work visas for eligible individuals.

Key Highlights of the Initiative
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Navigating USCIS Fee Rules: A Guide for Employment-Based Petitioners

In the complex world of U.S. immigration, ensuring compliance with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee requirements is paramount for employment-based petitioners. USCIS has recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section regarding the USCIS Fee Rule. This blog post aims to clarify the new and existing FAQs to help...

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USCIS Announces FY 2025 H-1B Cap Season Closures, Filing Location Changes, and New Fees

The initial registration period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap closed on March 25, 2024, with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) preparing to randomly select registrations to meet the numerical allocations. Notably, from April 1, 2024, USCIS mandates that all H-1B and H-1B1 Form I-129 petitions be...

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New USCIS Premium Processing Fees Now in Effect: A Comprehensive Guide to the 2024 Adjustments

As previously announced, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new inflation-adjusted premium processing fees take effect today, increasing the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. USCIS published a final rule announcing the change on Dec. 28, 2023.

The USCIS Stabilization Act established the current premium processing fees and...

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USCIS 2024 Fee Update: Navigating New Costs and Processes for Immigration and Naturalization Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. The final rule will allow USCIS to recover a greater share of its operating costs and support more timely processing of new applications.

The final...

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Navigating the New Landscape: USCIS Enhancements for H-1B Cap Season FY 2025

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is set to implement significant enhancements to the H-1B visa application process for FY 2025. These updates are strategically designed to enhance the customer experience and streamline the submission process. They will have a considerable impact on companies, legal representatives, and applicants. The introduction of...

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Streamlining H-1B Petitions: USCIS Unveils Online Filing for FY 2025 and Enhanced Organizational Accounts

In February, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will launch online organizational accounts and make Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, available for online filing for H-1B petitioners for fiscal year (FY) 2025. 

What You Need to Know 
All legal representative account holders and all organizations with an H-1B registrant account, as well as new users, will experience new...

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Inflation-Driven Increase in USCIS Premium Processing Fees Announced for 2024

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a final rule that will increase the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing. This change, effective from February 26, 2024, is an inflation adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers from June 2021 to June 2023....

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