Tag Archives: USCIS

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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Employment Authorization for Battered Spouses of Certain Nonimmigrants: USCIS

This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers regarding the amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that expands eligibility for employment authorization to battered spouses of certain nonimmigrants. https://goo.gl/JXaVWo

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Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures: USCIS

Effective February 25, 2016, new guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual provides information on the general policies and procedures for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence as well as adjustment under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act … Continue reading

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Approval of IR visa Petition after death of U.S. Citizen petitioner: USCIS

USCIS issues Policy Memorandum regarding Approval of a Spousal Immediate Relative Visa Petition under Section 204(l) of the Immigration and Nationality Act after the Death of a U.S. Citizen Petitioner. http://goo.gl/yKok7v

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Policy Memorandum on L-1B Visa: USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued policy memorandum that provides guidance on the adjudication of the L-1B classification. http://goo.gl/TFlj50 L-1B visa permits multinational companies to transfer employees who possess “specialized knowledge” from their foreign operations to their operations … Continue reading

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Final Guidance on When to File an Amended or New H-1B Petition: USCIS

On April 9, 2015, the precedent decision Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (Simeio) (http://goo.gl/eHJLuo) was issued. This decision represents the USCIS position that H-1B petitioners are required to file an amended or new petition before placing an H-1B employee at … Continue reading

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Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions Resumed: USCIS

Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions … Continue reading

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