Multinational Managers and I-140 Petitions

Priscilla Jones Fakhoury Global Immigration INA Section 203(b)(1)(C) relates to evidence of what constitutes a multinational manager for purposes of petitioning for permanent residence status. According to 8 C.F.R. Section 204.5 Petitions for Employment-based immigrants, the USCIS regulations state:   A United States employer may file a petition on form I-140 for the classification of an …

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Wagering on PERM!

Joel Stewart If the law is an art and not a science, PERM is a gamble and not an art. Uncertainty is prevalent throughout PERM processing, starting with the request for prevailing wage. The PERM Rule provides that a Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) may be requested either before or after recruitment has begun. Most employers …

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October 19, 2021 Newsletter Powered by ABIL

State Dept. Announces Changes in Vaccination Requirements for Immigrants and Certain Nonimmigrants The Department of State (DOS) announced that effective October 1, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Technical Instructions for panel physicians is requiring all immigrant visa applicants, all K fiancé(e) visa applicants, and nonimmigrant visa applicants who are referred to …

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Special Pass Update

Effective March 15, 2021, the submission of Special Pass applications can now be completed online on the Expatriate Service Division (ESD) portal. The process, called e-Special Pass (eSP) will only be available to Employment Pass renewals. All other special pass applications, such as new Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Dependent Pass, etc, will still need …

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Visa Facilitation For Applicants With COVID-19 Vaccinations

Effective March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in the United States will begin to facilitate visa applications for those that have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccinations and obtained the vaccination certificate. Visa applications for the resumption of work can be applied by foreign nationals according to the requirements prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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