On April 7, 2017, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced that it received enough H-1B petitions to reach both the regular and the Master’s cap for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The current annual cap for the H-1B category (meaning the number of cap-subject H-1B petitions that USCIS… Read More
What is the I Visa? Who qualifies for it? The I Visa was created by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952 in order to facilitate the exchange of information among nations. It is a nonimmigrant visa intended to be used by representatives of foreign media who… Read More
What is a Visitor Visa? Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), pleasure (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2). In many cases, B visas are utilized by citizens of countries that… Read More
In an effort to reduce overall H-1B processing times, starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. For more information please click here.
When filing an H-1B petition, there is a series of mistakes that might cause the petition to be rejected by USCIS before even getting to the infamous lottery. These mistakes are often overlooked and cause every year the rejection/denial of many petitions. However, they can be avoided with… Read More
What is a Stokes interview for a marriage based green card? A Stokes interview (also known as a “marriage fraud interview” or a “hostile marriage interview”) is an in-depth, extensive interview conducted by an Immigration Services Officer (ISO) to determine whether a marriage was entered into only for… Read More
Effective December 23, 2016, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) increased the fees required for the filing of many immigration applications and petitions. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include the new fees or USCIS will reject the submission. Click here… Read More
What is the ESTA system? Generally speaking, citizens of foreign countries must first obtain a visa before traveling to the United States. However, certain travelers coming to the U.S. for tourism or business (B-1 or B-2 category visa) purposes for 90 days or less from qualified countries may… Read More