Maintaining L Visa
 

To maintain a valid L status, the alien may not engage unlawful employment, which means the alien not only has to work for the employer/petitioner, but also has to work in the capacity specified in the petition letter, such as managerial, executive (L-1A) or special knowledge employee. (L-1B)

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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.

Uscis Updates Projected Naturalization Processing Times
U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Announced Today That It Continues To Make Steady Progress In Reducing The Significant Number Of Naturalization Applications It Received Last Year. Uscis Now Anticipates Naturalization Application Processing Will Average 10-12 Months Nationally By The End Of September 2008 - A Substantial Improvement From Its Estimated Average Processing Time Of 16-18 Months First Announced Last Year.

Ins Officer Wrote In My Passport At Interview: A#....... I:485 Pending F16 Sec.245
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&Cedil;Know Before You Go&Cedil; - Cbp Reminds Travelers Of Top10 Most Seized Items
The Cbp Baltimore Released The Top10 List Of Inadmissible Items To Provide Travelers A Sense Of The Prohibited Items That Cbp Officers Seize Most Often. The Director Of Cbp's Baltimore Field Operations Office, Mr. Michael Lovejoy Said, `Travelers Should Take Extraordinary Care To Learn As Much As They Can To Prepare For Their Foreign Destination, We'd Like Them To Exercise The Same Level Of Care To Prepare For Their Return Trip Home.'

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.

Uscis Updates Naturalization Processing Times At Local Offices
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Released The Projected Times For Local Offices To Complete Processing Of Applications For Citizenship From Individuals Who Filed During The Summer Of 2007. Last July, Uscis Received 460,000 Applications For Naturalization. That Was Three Times The Record For Any Previous Month. For The Year, Uscis Received 1.4 Million Naturalization Applications, Almost Double The Normal Annual Volume.

U.S. And U.K. Border Agencies Exchange Passenger Information To Protect Borders
The U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Uscbp) Entered Into A Joint Agreement With The United Kingdom Border Agency (Ukba) In Washington, D.C., To Strengthen The Countries' Borders By Sharing Information On People Who May Present A Threat - Including Illegal Immigrants, Smugglers And Foreign Criminals - Before They Even Arrive. The Agreement Will Strengthen The Capability Of The U.S. And The U.K. To Verify Travel Documents, Detect False Identities, Determine Admissibility, Carry Out Customs Purposes And Identify Persons Traveling Between The Countries Who May Pose A Security Risk. The Exchange Of Information Between Ntc And The Jboc Will Serve Both Enforcement And Facilitation Interests Of Both Nations. The Agreement Also Will Improve Communication Between The Two Agencies When A Person Is Denied Entry And Returned To The Traveler's Country Of Origin.

Infopass Expansion Continues, Boston Included
The Uscis Has Formally Launched The Internetbased Appointment System Infopass To Residents Of The Massachusetts Area. With Infopass, The Public Can Go Online To Schedule A Date And Time To Meet With An Immigration Information Officer, Avoiding The Need To Wait In Line. Infopass First Debuted In Miami Last Year And Has Eliminated The Lines In That Office Completely.

Canadian Immigration Application Submission Process Revised - Federal Skilled Worker

Citizenship And Immigration Canada (Cic) Has Issued New Ministerial Instructions That Change The Way Federal Skilled Worker Applications Are Submitted To The Canadian Immigration Visa Office.

Bcis Officially Changes To Uscis
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Has Notified In The Federal Register That It Has Changed The Name Of The Bureau Of Citizenship And Immigration Services To U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis).

Supplemental Proposed Rule With Employer Guidance Regarding Nomatch Letters
The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) Released Today A Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking For The Nomatch Rule Previously Issued On August 15, 2007. This Rulemaking Addresses Three Issues Cited In A Decision Of The U.S. District Court For The Northern District Of California Enjoining The August 2007 Nomatch Rule. This Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking Provides A More Detailed Analysis Of How Dhs Developed The Nomatch Policy And Will Help Responsible Employers Ensure That They Are Not Employing Unauthorized Workers.

Uscis Revises Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office
U. S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Today Revised Its Instructions On Where To Submit Applications Previously Processed By Its Tijuana Field Office. The Tijuana Field Office Is Closing On July 3, 2008 And To Prepare, The Agency Stopped Accepting The Following Applications And Transferred Responsibilities As Reflected Below.

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.

Biometric Identification Technology Operational Nationwide
The Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs) In A Joint Effort With The Department Of Justice (Doj) Announced Today That Integrated Tenprint Biometric Identification Technology Is Operating In Every U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Border Patrol Station Throughout The Country.

Uscis Notifies H1b Processing Procedure
The U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (Uscis) Has Notified The Procedure For Processing H1b Petitions For New Employment, Which Are Subject To The H1b Cap, And Filed By Employers Seeking To Employ H1b Aliens On Or Before September 30, 2005.

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (Ainp) Cuts Red Tape For H1b Category

The Strategic Recruitment Stream Of The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (Ainp) Fast-Tracks The Permanent Residency Applications Of Migrants Who Have Been Working For At Least One Year In The United States On An H1b Visa* In An Occupation That Is In High Demand In Alberta.&Nbsp; No Canadian Job Offer Is Required For This Category.

Dhs Expands Authority To Collect Biometric Data For Usvisit
Dhs Has Notified An Interim Rule Expanding Usvisit Program To 50 Most Highly Trafficked Land Border Ports Of Entry And Defining The Population Of Aliens Who Are Required To Provide Biometric Identifiers And Other Information Under Usvisit Program.

Cbp Officers Directed To Enforce Law With Common Sense On Visa Waiver Overstayers
U.S. Customs And Border Protection (Cbp) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner Announced Today New Discretion For Cbp Officers To Grant Norisk Travelers Who Overstayed Under The Visa Waiver Program (Vwp) On A Prior Visit A Onetime Parole. The Use Of Discretion By Cbp Supervisors Will Avoid The Detention And Handcuffing Which Commissioner Bonner Said Was "Inappropriate" For Minor Violations Of The Visa Waiver Program.

U.S. Labor Department's `Transforming The American Workplace: A 21St Century Vision' Summit Sets Stage For Disability Employment
The U.S. Department Of Labor (Dol) Today Kicked Off Its "Transforming The American Workplace: A 21St Century Vision" Summit, Which Focuses On Including People With Disabilities In The American Workforce And Reduced Barriers To Employment. The Invitationonly Summit Continues Through Tomorrow At Gallaudet University's Kellogg Conference Center In Washington, D.C.

New Section Added To Immigration To Australia Website - Specifically For Greek Immigration To Australia
Australian Immigration News New Section Added To Immigration To Australia Website - Specifically For Greek Immigration To Australia Immigration 2 Australia Has Been Launched As An Essential Guide To Help The Increasing Number Of People Thinking Of Australian Immigration. The Web Site Provides Information On Australian Visas, Information On Finding Australian Jobs, Somewhere To Live And The [...]