Beyond Arrival.
Arrived In The U.S.! There Are Many Things You Need To Do Right After Getting Off The Plane Than Just Grab Your Luggage. We Bring To You An Insight Of What Happens Once You Have Landed Safely In The U.S.

Uscis To Issue Regulation On Multiple H1b Filings
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Will Soon Issue An Interim Final Regulation That Will Prohibit Employers From Filing More Than One H1b Petition On Behalf Of A Single Foreign National. The Regulation Is Now Being Reviewed By Federal Authorities And Is Expected To Be Made Public In Time For The Start Of The Fiscal Year 2009 Filing Season On April 1.

H-1B1, A Feasible Alternative To H-1B For Chileans And Singaporeans
On September 3, 2003, President George W. Bush Signed Into Law Free Trade Agreements (Ftas) With Singapore And Chile Which Then Created A New Class Of Non-Immigrant Work Visa For Singaporean And Chilean Citizens: The H-1B1. With The Limitations On The H-1B Visa Category, Particularly The 65,000 Cap On New H-1B Visas Each Fiscal Year, The H-1B1 Has Subsequently Become One Of The Feasible Alternatives To The H-1B Visa. In This Article We Will Explore The H-1B1 Visa, A Visa Category Available To Citizens Of Singapore And Chile.

Eoir Press Release On Final Rule Implementing St. Cyr Decision
The Attorney General Published A Final Rule In The Federal Register Establishing Procedures For Eligible Lawful Permanent Residents (Lprs) With Certain Criminal Convictions Obtained By Plea Agreements Prior To April 1, 1997, To Apply For Relief From Deportation Or Removal Under Former Section 212(C) Of The Immigration And Nationality Act (Ina). This Rule Becomes Effective On October 28, 2004.

Uscis Reaches H-2B Cap For First Half Of Fiscal Year 2009
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced On July 30, 2008 That It Has Received A Sufficient Number Of Petitions To Reach The Congressionally Mandated H-2B Cap For The First Half Of Fiscal Year 2009 (Fy2009). Uscis Is Hereby Notifying The Public That July 29, 2008 Is The "Final Receipt Date" For New H-2B Worker Petitions Requesting Employment Start Dates Prior To April 1, 2009. The "Final Receipt Date" Is The Date On Which Uscis Determines That It Has Received Enough Cap-Subject Petitions To Reach The Limit Of 33,000 H-2B Workers For The First Half Of Fy2009.

Know The Difference Between &Cedil;Visa&Cedil; And &Cedil;Status&Cedil;
It Has Become Vitally Important For All Foreign Nationals Coming To The U.S. To Maintain Their Status At All Times. In Order To Maintain Legal Status While In The U.S., You Must Understand The Difference Between The Two Legal Terms - `Visa' And `Status'.

Divorce Before Aos Interview
Hello Everyone, I Came To The Us With A Tourist Visa And Overstayed In The Us *I'm Not Sure If This Is Called Being Out Of Status*. Here I Met My Wife And We Got Married. It Is Almost A Year Since We Got Married And Things Aren't Going Great Anymore And We Both Want To Divorce, I Haven't Received...

Dhs Announces Redesignation Of Liberia Tps
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Has Announced The Redesignation Of Temporary Protected Status For Nationals Of Liberia Until October 1, 2005. Under This Redesignation, Nationals Of Liberia (Or Aliens Having No Nationality Who Last Habitually Resided In Liberia) May Be Eligible To Live And Work In The United States For An Additional Year.

Uscis Memo On Good Moral Character In Vawabased Selfpetitions
In An Interoffice Memorandum The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Informed The Adjudicators At The Vermont Service Center (Vsc) Of The Change In The Law Concerning Determinations Of Good Moral Character Made In Connection With Vawabased Selfpetitions (Forms I360).

Eoir Declares Bia Pro Bono Project As Successful
An Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Evaluation Of The Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia) Pro Bono Project Indicates That The Project Has Been Successful In Increasing The Level And Quality Of "Pro Bono" (Free Of Charge) Representation For "Respondents" (Persons In Immigration Removal Proceedings) Who Appeal Their Cases To The Bia.

Cgfns International Partners With Ahed Global Healthcare To Deliver Assessment Of Nursing Knowledge As A Pilot Project In India
The Cgfns International, With Its 30 Years Of Experience Testing International Nurses, And Ahed Global Healthcare, Inc. (Agh) (A Subsidiary Of American Higher Education, Inc.), A Global Continuing Education Provider Today Announced The Rollout Of A Pilot Project In India For The Cgfns Assessment Of General Nursing Knowledge (Cgfns-Agnk) Examination. The Cgfns-Agnk Test Is An Internationally Validated Exam Developed To Determine Nurses' Capacity To Apply Their Knowledge In The Delivery Of Effective Patient Care. The Cgfns-Agnk Will Be Used By Schools Of Nursing And Healthcare Systems In India As A Screening Mechanism For Measuring Fundamental Nursing Knowledge And Predicting Work Success For Pre Or Post-Licensed Nurses.

Uscis Releases New Ead Form I-765
Uscis Releases New Ead Form I-765

Question About Case.
Hi My Mother Married My Step-Father Around 5 Years Ago And Asked When In To Requests Us For Permanent Residency (Us Being Me And My 14 Year Old Brother) We Have Been Living In The U.S For 11 Years, I Recently Turned 18. Our Case Was Approved, Letter Came In The Mail Etc, But They Requested Me...

Dos Update On Green Card Lottery Registrations
The U.S. Department Of State Announced That Over 6.4 Million Entries For The 2008 Diversity Visa Lottery Were Received During The Twomonth Electronic Registration Period, From October 4, 2006, Through December 3, 2006.

A Rendezvous With India: Immigration Seminar In Pune
Bringing To You The Second Article From Our Attorney's Diary On Our Recent Seminars And Workshops In Various Cities In India. This Article Contains Exciting Anecdotes From His Travel Experiences And Stay In Pune.

British Nurses Are Heading For Work In Australia
Australian Immigration News British Nurses Are Heading For Work In Australia Britain's Royal College Of Nursing Has Warned The Uk Government That Too Many Uk Nurses Are Being Lured To Work In Australia. The Head Of Policy At The Royal College Of Nursing, Howard Catton, Explained That Uk Nurses Were Receiving Attractive Offers To Work In Australia. He [...]

Eb2 Immigrant Visa Cutoff Dates For India And China
As Per The Department Of State (Dos) Visa Bulletin For August 2008, Cutoff Dates For The Employmentbased Second Preference (Eb2) Category For India And China Will Advance More Than Two Years, To June 1, 2006. Also In August, The Employmentbased Third Preference (Eb3) Subcategory For "Other Workers" Will Become Unavailable Worldwide, But Is Expected To Resume Availability With A January 1, 2003 Cutoff Date In October Of This Year. All The Other Employmentbased Immigrant Visa Categories Will Remain Unchanged In August, 2008.

Cbp To Issue New Frequent Traveler Cards
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Announced It Will Issue New Cards For Current Secure Electronic Network For Travelers Rapid Inspection Members Starting Today And Members Should Be Receiving Them Within The Next Week.

Cbp Gets Another Weapon In Its Armor; Expedited Removal Authorization
The Cbp Has Been Granted The Power To Place Certain Aliens In Expedited Removal Proceedings. The Dhs Believes That This Step Will Enhance National Security And Public Safety By Facilitating Prompt Immigration Determinations And Enable Dhs To Deal More Effectively With Large Volume Of Persons Seeking Illegal Entry Into The Us.

Sevis Fee Payment Now Possible In Your Local Currency
Paying The Student And Exchange Visitor Information System (Sevis) Fee In Local Currency Is Now Possible, Thanks To A New Program Announced This Month By U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) And Western Union.

Language In Form I751 Transfer Notices Sent To Petitioners
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today It Will Revise Language In Transfer Notices Received By Petitioners Who Filed A Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence. The Current Notice Includes Language That May Cause Petitioners To Believe Their Cases Have Been Approved.

Uscis Extends Validity Of Expiring Medical Certifications I693
In A Recent Memorandum, Uscis Has Once Again Renewed Their Policy To Extend The Validity Of The Civil Surgeon's Endorsement On Form I693 For Cases That Have Been Pending For Longer Than A Year. Generally, The Endorsement On Form I693 Is Valid For One Year And This Form Is Concurrently Filed With Adjustment Of Status Applications. However Due To Various Backlog Issues, Some Of These Applications Remain Pending For Longer Than The One Year Period. If Uscis Did Not Provide This Extension Then Petitioners Would Be Forced To Undergo Another Examination And Submit A New Form I693 To Uscis After The Already Submitted Medical Examination Form Expires After One Year.

Dhs Announces Pretravel Authorization Program For U.S.Bound Travelers From Visa Waiver Countries
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Announced Today The Interim Final Rule For The Electronic System For Travel Authorization (Esta), A New Online System That Is Part Of The Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) And Is Required By The Implementing Recommendations Of The 9/11 Commission Act Of 2007.

Uscis Reminds Employers Of Automatic Extension Of Certain Tps-Based Eads
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Has Reminded Employers Of The Automatic Extension Of The Validity Of Honduran And Nicaraguan Tpsbased Eads For Six Months, From January 5, 2005 Until July 5, 2005.

Dhs Travel Tips For Arriving Students & Exchange Visitors
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Issued Important Reminders To Assist The Estimated 200,000 Foreign Students And Exchange Visitors Expected To Arrive In The United States For The Spring Semester.

American Citizen Sponsoring Argentinian Mom
I Am An American Citizen Living In France For The Last Year. I Will Like To Sponsor My Mom That Lives In Argentina. What I Have To Do In Order To Make It Work And How Long Will Take To Get Approved. Norma

Uscis Clarifies Fee Exemption Eligibility For The Application For Waiver Of Grounds Of Inadmissibility (Form I601)
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Remind Its Customers That The Fee For An Application For Waiver Of Grounds Of Inadmissibility (Form I601) Is Always Required. Uscis Has Received Numerous Applications Filed Without The Appropriate Fee Due To An Incorrect Interpretation Of The Regulations.

Uscis Permits F1 Students Opportunity To Request Change Of Status
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That It Would Allow F1 Students Who Are The Beneficiaries Of Selected H1b Petitions For Fiscal Year (Fy) 2009 To Request A Change Of Status In Lieu Of Consular Notification.

Dhs Announces Expanded Border Control Plans
Department Of Homeland Security Announced Plans To Expand Control Of The United States Borders Through Increased Use Of Immigration Laws To Combat Illegal Entry Between The Ports Of Entry While Facilitating Travel For Legitimate Mexican Visitors.

Uscis Issues Revised Guidance On Child Status Protection Act (Cspa)
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Today Issued Guidance That Will Modify Its Earlier Interpretation Of The Child Status Protection Act (Cspa) Which Permits Applicants For Certain Immigration Benefits To Retain Classification As A Child Even If He Or She Has Reached The Age Of 21.