Mastering I-9 Form Compliance: A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

Employment documentation often presents a challenge for HR professionals and business owners, with the I-9 form standing out as particularly perplexing due to its evolving requirements. A common query among employers is the duration for which I-9 forms must be retained to ensure regulatory compliance and avoid potential penalties. Let’s explore the...

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India-Canada Relations: Recent Developments and Immigration Implications

Following a recent update concerning the India-Canada relationship and its implications on immigration processing, here's a breakdown of the situation in a question-answer format: Q: What was the incident that strained the diplomatic relations between India and Canada recently? A: On September 18, the Prime Minister of Canada made a statement regarding the killing of a...
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H-1B RULE FROM DHS PROVIDES NEW CHANGES TO AN OLD SYSTEM.


DHS proposes to modernize the definition of employers who are exempt from the annual statutory limit on H-1B visas to create more flexibility for nonprofit and governmental research organizations and beneficiaries who are not directly employed by a qualifying organization. Specifically, DHS proposes to change the definition of “nonprofit research organization” and “governmental research...
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L-1 Visa Updates: Sole Proprietorship vs. Self-Incorporated Entities


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual clarifying that a sole proprietorship may not file a petition on behalf of its owner because the sole proprietorship does not exist as a distinct legal entity separate and apart from the owner.

This Policy Manual update affirms the existing guidance....
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Impact of the Middle East Crisis on U.S. Citizens and Visa Services: A Comprehensive Guide


The ongoing conflict in the Middle East has affected many, including U.S. citizens, green card holders, and non-U.S. citizens in need of visa services. This article aims to shed light on the current scenario and provide relevant resources and pointers for those impacted.

1. Visa Services Impact:

On October 13, 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Israel...
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DOS Anticipates Inception of Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot Early Next Year


October 19, 2023

The Department of State (DOS) has recently submitted a Federal Register notice titled "Pilot Program to Resume Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas in the United States for Specific Eligible Noncitizens" to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for evaluation. This pending notice will provide a detailed outline of the criteria...
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Visa-Free U.S. Travel Now Available for Israeli Citizens: U.S. Visa Waiver Program Includes Israel


PRESS RELEASE

Immediate Release: Israeli Citizens Now Enjoy U.S. Visa-Free Short-Term Travel

In a significant development, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed Israel's participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Effective immediately, qualified Israeli citizens are granted visa-free entry for short-term visits to the United States. This privilege can be accessed by seeking...
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