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Contracts Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites: USCIS

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy memorandum establishing policy relating H1-B petitions filed for workers who will be employed at one or more third-party worksites. To establish eligibility for an H-1B petition involving a third-party worksite, the … Continue reading

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PM designates decision of AAO in Matter of G- Inc. as an adopted decision: USCIS

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy memorandum designates the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of G- Inc. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies to and binds all U.S. … Continue reading

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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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Union Cabinet approves Permanent Residency scheme for foreign investors: Govt.

The Union Cabinet of India has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as specified in the FDI Policy notified by the Government from time to time. The scheme … Continue reading

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Short term Yoga programmes included in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has taken a decision to include short term yoga programmes in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa. The Government has decided to include “attending a short term yoga programme” in the list of permissible activities under … 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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No surrogacy in India: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued Circular which is addressed, among others, to Indian Missions/Posts abroad, wherein it has been instructed that: (i) No visa should be issued by the Indian Missions/Posts to foreign nationals intending to visit India … Continue reading

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USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System

USCIS will discontinue its legacy e-Filing system in order to maintain data security standards and focus resources on the replacement Electronic Immigration System. The legacy e-Filing system has offered online filing for several USCIS forms. After the system is decommissioned, … Continue reading

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