TPS Registration Period for Venezuelans ends Sept. 5, 2021

June 02, 2021

On March 8, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an 18-month period lasting until September 2022 which could be extended depending on country conditions. Venezuelan TPS applicants must apply during the registration period between March 8, 2021 and Sept. 5, 2021 (subject to certain exceptions). Only individuals […]

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President Biden issues Travel Ban Affecting Travel from India

May 04, 2021

On April 30, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation suspending the entry of individuals who have been physically present in India during the 14-day-period preceding their entry. The suspension goes into effect on 12:01 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 4. U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents are not subject to the proclamation, and the Proclamation […]

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Update on H1B Lottery and Expiration of H1B & L-1 Travel Ban

April 02, 2021

Presidential Proclamation banning the entry of H1B and L1 visa holders has expired Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J (for certain categories within the Exchange Visitor Program), and L nonimmigrants expired on March 31, 2021. According to the U.S. Department of State, visa applicants who have not yet […]

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H-1B Lottery Registration Opens March 9

March 08, 2021

There are only 65,000 H-1B visas available each year with an additional 20,000 allotted to foreign nationals with U.S. earned master degrees. In recent years, there have been well more than 200,000 H-1B petitions filed, causing USCIS to conduct a lottery to determine which cases would be accepted for processing. Following the new process implemented […]

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