EB-1 Priority Workers

The EB-1 classification is open to individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business or athletics; to outstanding professors or researchers; or to managers and executives soon to be transferred to the U.S. Nobel Prize or similar awards duly prove this status. However, there are alternative means of proving your extraordinary ability.

Either you or your employer should file-in Form I-140, the Petition for Alien Worker with the INS Regional Service Center that has jurisdiction over the location of your employment. This form should contain all necessary documents and evidence. Labor certification is not required for EB-1 petitions.

You may submit at least three of the evidences to prove your talent.
As an outstanding professor or researcher, you should be internationally recognized in your field. You should be coming to US to accept a tenure track position and you should have at least three years experience in your academic field.

To be eligible for EB-1 classification as a manager or executive transferred to the US, you must have been employed outside the U.S. as a manager or executive for at least one out of the past three years. The company you work for must have been seeking to enter the US to conduct business during that period of time.

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Enhancements To Student And Exchange Visitor Program Announced
The U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Has Announced Today That It Has Significantly Enhanced The Student And Exchange Visitor Program (Sevp) And, For The First Time, Is Proposing To Raise Fees To Support The Improvements.

Uscis Offers Helpful Hints For Filing A Fy 2009 H1b Cap Case
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis), Anticipates That April 1, 2008 Will See A Repeat Of The Mass Filings From Last Year. With This Expectation Uscis Has Published This List Of Measures The Petitioner Can Take To Ensure That Their Petition Is Correctly Filed.

Bush Okays Biometric Passport Deadline Extension
The United States Has Extended The Deadline By An Year For Visafree Countries To Start Issuing Passports With Biometric Indicators, Carrying Digitally Encoded Records Of The Bearer, Which Can Be Scanned By A Computer. According To The Programme, Citizens From 27 Countries Can Travel To The United States Without Visas, But Must Carry A Passport With Biometric Indicators. The Extension Of The Deadline Will Give These Countries Time Until October 26, 2005 To Issue New Passports.

U.S. Consulate, Chennai Reschedules Feb 2 Appointments
The Chennai Consulate In India Has Moved All Appointments On 2 February, 2007 To 6 February, 2007 Or 13 February, 2007. To Simplify The Rescheduling, All L1 And L2 Visa Applicants Have Been Rescheduled For 6 February, 2007 And All Other Applicants Have Been Rescheduled To 13 February, 2007.

Asylum Officers&Cedil; Libido And Lust Leads Him To Conviction
The Justice Department Today Announced That A Federal Jury In Los Angeles Convicted Thomas A. Powell Jr., An Immigration And Naturalization Service Asylum Officer, On Corruption And Civil Rights Charges. Powell Was Convicted Of Using His Power As An Asylum Officer To Victimize Two Chinese Women In 2000.

The 3 To 10 Year Illegal Immigration Penalty
Hi, I Have A Question About This Rule. I Have A Friend Who Immigrated Here From South America When He Was About 13. He Came Here Legally, Im Not Sure With What Type Of Visa Though. It Expired And I Guess He Was Then Here Illegally For About 4 Years. After That He Someone Got Everything In Order...

Backlog Will Be Eliminated By 2006, Says Dhs Secretary Ridge
That Hard Work Is Paying Important Dividends And Director Aguirre's Backlog Reduction Plan Is Not Only Working, But Is Ahead Of Schedule. We Fully Expect To Meet Our Goal Of Having The Backlog Down To Zero By 2006.

Tps Status For Sudan Extended By One Year
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Today Announced The Extension And Redesignation Of Sudan For Temporary Protected Status Until November 2, 2005. Nationals Of Sudan (Or Aliens Having No Nationality Who Last Habitually Resided In Sudan) Who Have Already Received Tps May Reregister For Tps Under The 12Month Extension.

U.S. Department Of Labor Auditing All Permanent Labor Certification Applications Filed By Major Immigration Law Firm
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Announced That It Has Begun Auditing All Permanent Labor Certification Applications Filed By Attorneys At Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy Llp.

Dol Publishes Final Perm Regulation
The U.S. Department Of Labor Finally Published The Much Awaited Regulation For The Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (Perm) Program. The Perm Program Helps Meet Workforce Needs When There Are No Available American Workers To Fill An Available Job.

Infopass Leap Continues; 27 Cities Covered
Infopass Continues Spreading Like Wildfire And Has Stretched Its Reach To 27 Cities Across The Us. Uscic Plans To Implement Infopass In All 33 Uscis District Offices In The Country, Including All 34 Suboffices By Early September 2004. Uscis Director Eduardo Aguirre Predicts That Infopass Will Ultimately Mean The End Of Having Waiting In Line Altogether.

Immigration Court Practice Manual Is Effective July 1
The Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Reminds Parties Appearing In Immigration Court That Beginning On July 1, 2008, The Immigration Court Practice Manual Will Be Effective Nationwide, And The Local Operating Procedures For Immigration Courts Will No Longer Be Used. The Practice Manual Is Available On Eoir's Website At Http://Www.Usdoj.Gov/Eoir/.

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'.

Dol Notifies Interim Final Rule On H1b1 Labor Condition Applications
The U.S. Department Of Labor Has Issued An Interim Rule With Request For Comments Regarding The New H1b1 Visa Category Applicable To Nationals Of Chile And Singapore. The Employers Seeking To Temporarily Employ Foreign Professionals In Specialty Occupations Through H1b1 Visas Must File A Labor Attestation With The Department Of Labor.

National Preparedness Month; Get Your Emergency Supply Kit, Learn Cpr
The United States Agency For International Development (Usaid) Released A Report On Its Business Transformation Achievements On August 9, 2004 In Parallel To A Government Wide Release Of Similar Reports By Each Cabinet Department

Uscis Harlingen Office Closes Due To Hurricane Dolly
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Harlingen Office Located At 1717 Zoy Street, Has Closed Due To Hurricane Dolly. Individuals With A Scheduled Appointment For July 22, And 23, Were Seen Today.

Uscis Memo On Eligibility For Naturalization For Battered Spouses And Children
U.S. Citizen And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Released A Memo Clarifying That Individuals Who Obtained Lawful Permanent Residence By Reason Of An Approved Waiver Of The Joint Filing Requirement Under Section 216(C)(4)(C) Of The Ina Are Also Eligible To Apply For Naturalization Under Section 319(A).

Eoir Notifies Persons Eligible For Full Asylum Benefits For Fy 2004
The Executive Office For Immigration Review (Eoir) Has Notified Those Individuals In The United States With Conditional Grants Of Asylum Based On Resistance To A Coercive Population Control Program (Cpc) Who Now Are Fully Eligible For All Asylum Benefits.

Fact Sheet: Iraqi Refugee Processing
The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (Usrap) Is An Inter-Agency Effort Involving A Number Of Governmental And Non-Governmental Partners, Both Overseas And Domestically, Whose Mission Is To Resettle Refugees In The United States. The U.S. Department Of State's (Dos) Bureau Of Population, Refugees And Migration (Prm) Has Overall Management Responsibility For The Usrap And Has The Lead In Proposing Admissions Numbers And Processing Priorities. Within The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs), U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Responsibility For Interviewing Refugee Applicants And Adjudicating Applications For Refugee Status. Through Its Cooperative Agreements With Overseas Processing Entities (Ope), Prm Handles The Intake Of Refugee Referrals From The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (Unhcr) And U.S. Embassies, Certain Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos), The Prescreening Of Cases And The Out-Processing Of Individuals For Travel To The United States.

Uscis Launches Online Service To Check Status Of Foia Requests
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Recently Launched The Online Foia Request Status Check Service Providing Customers A Quick And Secure Way To Check The Status Of Requests They Have Made Under The Freedom Of Information Act (Foia).