USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2014 on April 1, 2013

March 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 cap on Monday, April 1, 2013. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition for which the correct fee has been submitted; not the date that.. read more →

DHS announces visa waiver program expansion to include Taiwan

October 11, 2010
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On October 2, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Napolitano announced the designation of Taiwan into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Eligible Taiwan passport holders can travel on the VWP beginning November 1, 2012. See DHS’s press release announcing the designation, and learn more about visa-free travel on the Visa Waiver Program. http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html read more →

Implementation of new USCIS immigrant fee Feb 1

October 11, 2010
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WASHINGTON—On Feb. 1, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States. This new fee was established in USCIS’s final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions announced on Sept. 24, 2010. USCIS has worked closely.. read more →

USCIS announces process changes for waivers of inadmissibility for certain relatives of US citizens

October 11, 2010
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On January 2nd, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens present in the United States without a visa, who are in the process of seeking immigrant visas to become lawful U.S. permanent residents, may apply and be approved for provisional unlawful presence waivers before departing the United.. read more →

USCIS develops tools to help foreign entrepreneurs create and grow businesses in the US

October 11, 2010
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas marked a significant milestone for the USCIS Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative by launching an online resource center today at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship in Cambridge, Mass. The resource center, Entrepreneur Pathways, provides entrepreneurs who seek to start a business in.. read more →