April 23

Presidential Proclamation- Suspending Entry of Certain Immigrants

A.           Nonimmigrant visa holders are not included in the proclamation including the following: Athletes, amateur and professional (competing for prize money only)B-1 Athletes, artists, entertainersP Australian worker – professional specialtyE-3 Border Crossing Card: MexicoBCC Business visitorsB-1 Crewmembers (serving aboard a sea vessel or aircraft in the U.S.)D Diplomats and foreign government officialsA Domestic employees or.

April 9

COVID-19 Updates

For Immediate Release- Due to COVID-19, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has extended their temporary closure to May 3, 2020. However, many people are wondering if they can still mail applications to the Service Centers and the District offices. USCIS operations have not stopped and USCIS staff are continuing to perform duties that do not involve contact.

April 10

Mandated H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressional mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the petitions.

October 2

E-2 and L-1A VISA FAQs

E-2 and L-1A VISA  FAQs

Answers to FAQs regarding E-2 and L-1 Visas including: Can I continue to work during my pending E-2 Extension of status? When the primary applicant gets the E-2 or L-1 visa, what kind of visa will his spouse receive? How long will it take to get either an L-1A or E-2 visa?

May 10

How to Start a Business with a F-1 Student Visa

Starting a Business as a F-1 Student under Optional Practical Training F-1 students may engage in a period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completing a degree program in the U.S.  OPT is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. In a recent USCIS engagement concerning the Entrepreneurs.