Important: H-1B Visa Updates

Important: H-1B Visa Updates

Due to a new policy change, individuals who have applied for change of status (COS) to F-1 will no longer be required to extend their nonimmigrant status because a COS to F-1 will now be effective on the day of their COS approval. But what does that mean for students...

Immigrant Visa Processing Delays

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most U.S. embassies and consulates are still not operating at full capacity. A significant backlog of Immigrant Visas has been created. Please Review the AILA Release below for more information! Consult with The Immigration Law Offices of...
Final Rule for H-1B Visa Program

Final Rule for H-1B Visa Program

DHS Announces Final Rule for a More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program: Final Rule Effective Beginning April 1, 2019 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted 1/30/19  for public inspection, a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B...
H-1B Visa News: Significant Changes to H-1B Visa Extensions

H-1B Visa News: Significant Changes to H-1B Visa Extensions

The new USCIS Director Lee Francis Cissna recently announced a dramatic change in the adjudications policy regarding extensions of already approved H-1B and other employment based I-129 petitions like L’s and O’s. At the end of October, extension petitions for already...
Passport Renewal Changes

Passport Renewal Changes

What is Changing? This is hardly the first time that rules for passport use have changed. Additional requirements for passports have been coming in waves since 2007, when the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative took effect – requiring all American citizens entering...

The 3 Types of Student Visas

For those looking to study abroad in the U.S., you will need to have student visas. To outline all the details and differences, here is a list of the three types of school visas you can apply for. F Visa An F Visa is for international students wanting to pursue an...
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