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Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on H-2B visas, agricultural workers, I-765 fees, and much more! DOL Amends Regulations on Certification for Temporary/Seasonal Nonimmigrant Agricultural Workers Effective June 28, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) is amending its regulations governing certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural work and […]

April Global Immigration Update

WR Immigration’s April global immigration updates include the latest developments on Australia’s work visa category, Brazil’s e-visa requirements, new Canada entry requirements, and much more! Australia Australia is poised to adopt a new Skills in Demand work visa category. This category will have three pathways under which foreign nationals can qualify as follows: The government […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on Schedule A expansion, the H-1B Cap registration, EB-5 audit measures, and much more! Expansion of Schedule A, Group II Definition to Support STEM Talent In a significant development for employers and individuals involved in the STEM fields, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on H-2B Cap, Visa Final Action Dates, H-1B Registration, and much more! USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Second Half of FY 2024, Announces Filing Dates for Supplemental Visas U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 8, 2024, that it has received enough petitions to meet the […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on E-Verify+ services, Premium Processing Fees, CIS Ombudsman tips, and much more! E-Verify to Pilot ‘Next Generation’ Service in Spring 2024 E-Verify announced on February 22, 2024, that it will launch its “next generation” service, E-Verify+, as a pilot in spring 2024. E-Verify said the “plus” in E-Verify+ […]

Press Release: WR Immigration Announces New Denver Office Led by Partner Ceridwen Koski

Highlighting WR Immigration’s continued commitment to Journey Forward while providing our clients the best legal experience, we are pleased to announce the opening of our new Denver office led by law partner Ceridwen Koski. Ceri joins the WR Immigration team bringing her expertise and dedication to further enhance the firm’s commitment to providing top-notch immigration […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on DOS’ latest H-1B Guidance, DHS TPS and Student Relief, USCIS’ “Extraordinary Circumstances” and much more! DOS Provides Guidance, FAQs on Domestic Renewal of H-1B Visas for Certain Applicants The Department of State (DOS) has released guidance and frequently asked questions on its new pilot program to resume […]

January Global Immigration Update

WR Immigration’s January global immigration updates include the latest developments in the Workforce Australia site, China business and tourist visas, Brazil’s e-visa platform, Ukrainian TPS, and much more! Australia The Australian government has announced that employers conducting labor market testing for relevant immigration applications will no longer have to advertise on the Workforce Australia site. […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on USCIS’ Organizational Accounts, H-2B Visa Cap Reached, USCIS Filing Fees, and much more! USCIS to Launch Organizational Accounts, Enabling ‘Online Collaboration’ and Submission of H-1B Registrations U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to launch organizational accounts for non-cap filings and the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on Increases to Premium Processing Fees, DOS’ Supplemental Questionnaire, updates to DOS’ Pilot Program, and more! DHS Increases Premium Processing Fees On February 26, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security will increase premium processing fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): A table in the final […]

USCIS Increases H-1B Premium Processing Fee to $2,805, Alongside Fee Increases for Other Case Types

** Update and Clarification for H-4 and L-2: DHS Increases Premium Processing Fees ** Despite the information provided by USCIS in its December 27, 2023 press release, Form I-539 Applications for a change or extension of stay for H-4 and L-2 dependents are not eligible for Premium Processing. However, if such applications are submitted together […]

Department of State Announces H-1B Visa Renewal Pilot Program in the U.S.

The Department of State is launching a pilot program for domestic renewal of H-1B visas, offering a significant development for qualified applicants. The program, active from January 29 to April 1, 2024, allows eligible H-1B visa holders to renew their visas within the United States, a departure from the standard process requiring renewal from outside […]