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Definition of “Affiliate” or “Subsidiary” for Purposes of Determining H-1B ACWIA Fee: USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided guidance on the definition of “Affiliate” or “Subsidiary” for purposes of determining the H1-B American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 Fee. https://goo.gl/MdytZH

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Institution must qualify as “US institution of higher education” at time beneficiary’s degree was earned: USCIS

USCIS clarifies that, in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the beneficiary’s degree … Continue reading

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Change of Gender Designation on Documents: USCIS

USCIS issued policy memorandum and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) regarding procedures and requirements to change the gender designation on a USCIS-issued document. Individuals may now request a change in the gender reflected on a USCIS-issued document … Continue reading

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Guidance on Interpreters Brought to Domestic Field Office Interviews: USCIS

To advance consistent standards for interpretation in interviews conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), this Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role and use of interpreters in certain interviews conducted in USCIS domestic field offices in the … Continue reading

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New web page on H-1B/L-1 fee increase : USCIS

USCIS has posted a new Web page on the H-1B and L-1 fee increase required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113). Pub. L. 114-113 requires certain petitioners to submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B … Continue reading

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Matter of Z-A, Inc. decision adopted: USCIS

This USCIS policy memorandum (PM) designates the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-A-, Inc. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies to and binds all USCIS employees. USCIS personnel … Continue reading

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Same or a Similar Occupational Classification: USCIS

USCIS has published a Policy Memorandum for ‘Determining Whether a New Job is in “the Same or a Similar Occupational Classification” for Purposes of Section 204(j) Job Portability’ https://goo.gl/30xaFZ

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