Initial L Visa
 
For Initial L Visa the following are required:
  • Prepare the preliminary papers
  • Submit the papers
  • Visa Application

Effective January 16, 2002, there has been change in the law. Only if the employer has a "blanket" L petition approved by the USCIS, the time of employment abroad is shortened from one year to six months. Otherwise the employee must work abroad for the employer or a related company for one year before qualifying for L status. The law applies only to nonimmigrant L status. In order to qualify for permanent residence as a multinational executive or manager, s/he must still meet the "one year" requirement.

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U.S.Canada Commit To Provide Security, Prosperity And Freedom Along The Border
Secretary Of U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, At A Joint Press Conference With Deputy Prime Minister Anne Mclellan, Announced Plans To Launch The Nexus Air Pilot Project At Vancouver International Airport, Establish Fifteenth Integrated Border Enforcement Team (Ibet) And Initiate Various Other Measures To Assert Their Equal Commitment To The Principles Of Security, Prosperity And Freedom.

Uscis Reminds Customers To Use Correct Edition Of Form I-765 To Request Employment Authorization
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Uscis Moves Lockbox To New Site In Chicago
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Reminder To Nationals Of Burundi To Reregister For Tps
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Avoid Confusion At Us Port Of Entry
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Uscis Advises Petitioners Overseas Not To Refile I130
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U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Grant Exceeding $758,000 To Assist Trade-Affected Workers In Massachusetts
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Announcement Of Higher Fines For Immigration Violations
On Friday, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey Announced Higher Civil Fines Against Employers Who Violate Federal Immigration Laws. The Announcement Was Made In A Joint Briefing Today With Secretary Of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff About Newly Enacted Border Security Reforms Put In Place By The Departments Of Justice And Homeland Security. Under The New Rule, Which Was Approved By Attorney General Mukasey And Secretary Chertoff, Civil Fines Will Increase By As Much As $5,000. The New Rule Will Take Effect On March 27, 2008, And Will Be Published In The Federal Register Early This Week.

Ice Launches First Northern Border Air Marine Branch
The Immigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice) Launched A New Initiative To Maximize Security Along The U.S.Canada Border. The Bellingham Air And Marine Branch (Amb) Is The First Of Five Planned Facilities To Augment Dhs Northern Border Security Capabilities With Air And Marine Law Enforcement, Surveillance And Airspace Security Authorities.

Cimc Minister Kenney Plans To Maintain A Robust Canadian Immigration Program

Citizenship, Immigration, And Multiculturalism Canada (Cimc) Minister Jason Kenney Recently Commented On The Conservative Government'S Plans For Canadian Immigration While On A Visit To The Ukraine.&Nbsp; He Stated That Immigrants Are Needed To Ensure Economic Growth.

Can I File For I-130/Aos While On B-2/B-1 Visa
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Revised Application For Employment Authorization (Form I765)
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Travelogue: Immigration Workshop In Bangalore
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Cbp Responds To Hurricane Dolly
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Illinois Law Prohibiting The Use Of Everify Further Suspended
The State Of Illinois Has Agreed To Delay Until April 15, 2008 The Implementation Of A New Law That Would Prohibit Employers From Using The Federal Government's Everify Employment Eligibility Verification System. The Law Was To Become Effective On January 1, 2008.

Fourth World Migration Report Released By The International Organization For Migration
The Geneva Based International Organization For Migration (Iom) Has Released Its 4Th World Migration Report....

Dol Unveils Email Subscription Service
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Announced A New Effort To Expand Website Usage With The Introduction Of An Email Subscription Management System. The New Email Subscription Service Will Allow Citizens To Subscribe To Receive Updates By Email When Specific Information They Are Interested In Changes. The Email Update Includes A Direct Link To The Page Of Interest.

Revised Filing Instructions For Petition For Alien Relative
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Is Revising The Filing Instructions For The Petition For Alien Relative (Form I130). Effective Dec. 3, 2007, All Applicants Filing Standalone Form I130s Are Encouraged To File Their Petitions With The Chicago Lockbox Instead Of A Uscis Service Center.

Uscis Memo On Establishment Of Ircu For Eb5 Matters
In An Interoffice Memorandum The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Announced That Oversight For Policy And Regulation Development, Field Guidance, Form Design, Case Auditing, And Training Regarding Regional Center Adjudications And Associated Investor Petitions Within The Eb5 Investor Program, Shall Reside With Prd/Investor And Regional Center Unit (Ircu).

Dol Announces More Than $22 Million In Aid To Louisiana For Recovery From Hurricane Gustav
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