Previously the Department of State announced the NIV Consular processing fees would increase. This Client Alert is to notify MVA Immigration Clients that the effective date of the final rule (88FR 18243) which raises some NIV Consular processing fees and the fee for a Border Crossing Card for Mexican citizens age 15 and over is delayed from 05/30/2023 until 06/17/2023.
This Client Alert is to Notify MVA Clients who are Employers that Certain Pandemic Era Policies are Ending. During the pandemic, DHS implemented an inspection deferral policy. Under this policy, employers with employees working remotely could remain compliant by following these steps:
As many Employers and Foreign Nationals are likely aware, the H-1B CAP Season for USCIS 2024 Fiscal Year rapidly approaches. On Friday USICS announced it will open H-1B CAP registration at noon (12PM ET) on March 1, 2023, and registration will run through noon (ET) on March 17, 2023. In light of the news, we recommend Employers and Foreign Nationals consider the following information as we prepare to register those who are eligible.
- USCIS Agrees to Resume Processing H-4 and L-2 Dependent Applications with a Principal's Concurrently Filed Form I-12901.2023
In response to a Lawsuit (Edakunni v. Mayorkas) filed on behalf of Spouses of H-1B and L-1 Visa Holders, USCIS has reached a settlement agreement which it will implement effective today, January 25, 2023.