Immigration Solutions

2022 EB3 Jobs: North Carolina

EB3 Construction Jobs in North Carolina Like many other states across the country, North Carolina is storming back from the economic setback triggered by Covid-19. The state is welcoming new residents, new investments, and a return to a new normal. The pandemic sparked many changes throughout the country — one of which has been an … Read more

USCIS to Implement Second Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Similar to the first phase of the expansion, this phase only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions … Read more

Unauthorized Employment

https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-7-part-b-chapter-6 These bars apply not only to unauthorized employment since an applicant’s most recent entry but also to unauthorized employment during any previous periods of stay in the United States. [3]  As previously discussed, the INA 245(c)(2) and INA 245(c)(8) bars to adjustment do not apply to: [4]  Immediate relatives; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-based applicants; Certain physicians and their accompanying spouse and children;[5]  Certain G-4 international … Read more

Employment-Based Immigration Fees: Who Pays What?

We receive many questions as to who may pay immigration sponsorship fees for certain nonimmigrant petitions and the permanent residency (green card) process. H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Visas Regulations do not allow the employer to require that the beneficiary (employee) pay for or reimburse the employer’s expenses for USCIS fees or attorney fees associated with … Read more

USCIS Announces Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the first implementation phase of the previously announced premium processing expansion. This expansion applies to certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the E13 multinational executive and manager classification or the E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional … Read more

Automatic 540 Day Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension – May 4, 2022

Certain applicants who have filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, qualify for automatic extensions of their expiring employment authorization and/or EADs for up to 540 days if they: Properly filed Form I-765 for a renewal of their employment authorization and/or EAD before their current EAD expired, and Are otherwise eligible for a renewal, which … Read more

I-751 – USCIS Implements Risk-Based Approach for USCIS Form I-751 Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews

From uscis.gov via email on 4/7/2022. WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a policy update to adopt a risk-based approach when waiving interviews for USCIS Form I-751 conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status. Effective immediately, new criteria will guide USCIS officers … Read more

3/30/22 – USCIS Service Center Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program to All Forms

From USCIS on 3/30/22: As part of our credit card payment pilot program, the USCIS service centers are now accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for all forms. The goal of this pilot is to bring USCIS one step closer to accepting digital payments using a credit card at … Read more