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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 26, 2024

  USCIS: New Passport Expiration Requirements for FY 2025 Cap On February 24, 2024, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed that registrants for the FY 2025 cap must possess a valid, unexpired passport or travel document at the time of registration. The passport or travel document (for foreign nationals who may be stateless) […]

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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 19, 2024

  Department of Labor Extends Request for Information (RFI) to May 13, 2024 on Proposed Schedule A Occupation Revisions On February 15, 2024, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration extended its Request for Information (RFI) period concerning possible revisions to its list of Schedule A job classifications. Previously ending on February 20,

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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of February 12, 2024

  USCIS Completes 10 Million Immigration Cases in FY2023; First Backlog Reduction in Over a Decade U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released end of fiscal year (FY) 2023 data that illustrate the agency’s progress in meeting its strategic priorities: In FY 2023, USCIS received 10.9 million filings and completed more than 10 million pending

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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 16, 2024

  USCIS Is Set to Enable Online Collaboration and Submission of H-1B Registrations U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the upcoming launch of a package of customer experience improvements for H-1B cap season. The measures are expected to increase efficiency and ease collaboration for organizations and their legal representatives. USCIS will launch organizational

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U.S. Immigration Update – Week of January 9, 2024

  USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fees The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a final rule in the Federal Register which will increase the premium processing fees for various immigration benefit types. These fee increases are due to an inflation adjustment and will take effect on February 26, 2024: Premium processing fees will increase

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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of January 1, 2024 + December 2023 Monthly Review

  This Week’s Updates USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fees The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a final rule in the Federal Register which will increase the premium processing fees for various immigration benefit types. These fee increases are due to an inflation adjustment and will take effect on February 26, 2024: Premium processing

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U.S. Immigration Updates – Week of December 25, 2023

  DOS: Pilot Program for Domestic H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Renewals Announced On December 21, 2023, the Department of State (DOS) announced a pilot program to resume domestic visa renewal for qualified H-1B nonimmigrant visa applicants who meet certain requirements. The pilot program will accept applications from January 29 to April 1, 2024. Participation in the

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