Immigration Solutions

USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities through March 23,2023

From, 1/24/23 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through March 23, 2023. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued between March … Read more

EB-1C and NIW Premium Processing available starting January 30, 2023

From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is implementing the final phase of the premium processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Unlike previous phases of the expansion, this phase applies to new (initial) petitions, in addition to all previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an … Read more

four-year TN Visa for Mexican Citizens

Thursday , January 5, 2023 The U.S. State Department recently updated its visa reciprocity schedule for citizens of Mexico, and now provides two visa validity period options for TN visa applicants. Mexican citizens may request a 48-month TN visa validity period by paying a visa reciprocity fee of $382. Alternatively, they can request a 12-month … Read more

USCIS Issues Proposed Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees

From on 1/3/23: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives approximately 96 percent of its funding from its customers in the form of filing fees, not from taxpayers in the form of Congressional appropriations. The last fee adjustment occurred in 2016. USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review as we are required to do every … Read more

DHS’s Public Charge Final Rule Goes into Effect on Dec. 23

From USCIS on 12/19/22: On Dec. 23, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule will go into effect. This final rule, which was previously announced, provides clarity and consistency for noncitizens on how DHS will administer the public charge ground of inadmissibility. This final rule restores the historical understanding of a … Read more

From USCIS on 12/19/22: Options for Nonimmigrant Workers Following Termination of Employment

From on 12/19/22 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is providing information for nonimmigrant workers whose employment has terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily. These workers may have several options for remaining in the United States in a period of authorized stay based on existing rules and regulations. Below is a compilation of options that … Read more

USCIS Extends Green Card Validity Extension to 24 Months for Green Card Renewals

From via email: On Sept. 26, 2022, USCIS automatically extended the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). USCIS is in the process of sending out amended receipt notices for individuals with a … Read more

USCIS Announces Important Filing Information for Upcoming FY 2023 H-2B Supplemental Cap Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is announcing important filing updates for petitioners who will be requesting additional H-2B workers for fiscal year 2023 under the upcoming temporary final rule. We are announcing these updates prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register to assist petitioners who begin preparing their petitions in advance. Centralized … Read more