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U.S. Stateside Visa Renewal Pilot Program Expected in Early 2024

October 25, 2023 12:00 am Published by

Great news for many H-1B visa holders! On October 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published a notice in the Federal Register entitled, “Pilot Program to Resume Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas in the United States for Certain Qualified Noncitizens”. The program would allow the DOS to issue a visa stamp on... View Article

San Diego Immigration Law – Live Webinar this Saturday!

October 17, 2023 12:00 am Published by

U.S. Immigration Options, Strategies & Recent Updates We’re excited to announce our upcoming Immigration Webinar, designed to help you understand U.S. immigration law and various strategies for securing a work visa or green card to live and work in the United States! Please join us for this insightful session, starting on Saturday, October 21, at... View Article

The U.S. State Department announces that it will offer stateside visa renewals this year

February 18, 2023 12:00 am Published by

Great news for Indian and other nationals stuck in the U.S. due to backlogs in consular visa processing The State Department will launch a pilot program later this year offering visa renewal options in the US for H-1B specialty occupation workers and other temporary visa holders who are currently required to travel abroad. Restoring stateside... View Article

DOS Extends Interview Waivers for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

December 29, 2022 12:00 am Published by

Good news for H-1B and other visa applicants and others stuck in consular backlogs. The U.S. State Department has extended the authority of consular officers to waive in-person interviews for certain nonimmigrant visa categories through December 31, 2023, on a case-by-case basis for certain first-time and/or renewing applicants. For more information, contact our firm.

CBP Now Issuing Work-Authorized I-94s for L and E Spouses

March 24, 2022 12:00 am Published by

More on Employment Authorization for L and E Spouses Following the settlement of a USCIS lawsuit that finally recognized that dependent L and E spouses are able to work lawfully incident to their status, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) updated its admission system to designate on the I-94 admission records those spouses who are authorized... View Article

The Truth About the H-1B Visa and Impacts on U.S. Workers

January 25, 2022 12:00 am Published by

With the USCIS fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap season upon us, now is a good time to review some common myths surrounding this controversial visa category. The following is taken from the American Immigration Council’s Fact Sheet entitled “The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and Its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the... View Article