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Immigration.ca
Canada's auditor-general highlights serious flaws in the process of acquiring Canadian citizenship examining more than 100,000 adult citizenship applications submitted under the former Conservative government.
Investment Immigration
Immigrants to Canada start businesses at higher rates than Canadians and have access to one of the world's most competitive tax regimes for starting a new business. Read why.
Immigration.ca
Immigrants to Canada start businesses at higher rates than Canadians and have access to one of the world's most competitive tax regimes for starting a new business. Read why.
Immigration.ca
Canada is embroiled in a conflict with the European Union (EU) over visa policies which could impact the ability of its citizens to travel to Europe this summer. Read Why.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The U.S. government never gives without getting something in return, and the same is true with the new STEM 24-month, Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 18, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a major immigration suit, United States v. Texas.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
This seminar provided a comprehensive review of the H-1B public access file and other document compliance rules related to the employment of H-1B professional workers.
Fox Rothschild LLP
After the two week period, USCIS will resume sending out final notices in pre-paid mailers, if provided by petitioners.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Catherine V. Wadhwani's blog post, "FY 2017 H-1B Cap: What are the Odds?," from the firm's Immigration View blog, was mentioned as one of the top 10 postings for April 22, 2016.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a news release on April 22, 2016, stating that the premium processing clock will start on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
Dentons Worldwide
High net worth individuals ("HNWI") looking to relocate to Singapore may wish to consider the Global Investor Programme ("GIP") for the purposes of obtaining residency status in Singapore.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 10, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) rule allowing certain F-1 students who have STEM degrees to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) goes into effect.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Readers may recall that an H-1B petitioner may opt to pay an extra filing fee of $1,225.00 in exchange for premium or 15 calendar-day processing of an H-1B petition.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In order to employ an F-1 student for the duration of his or her 24-month STEM OPT extension, employers must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and be enrolled in E-Verify.
Fox Rothschild LLP
For FY 2017, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received approximately 236,000 cap-subject H-1B petitions—which is more than last year by about 3,000 petitions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Recently, USCIS has transferred certain types of cases from the Vermont Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center or the California Service Center to balance workload and decrease processing times.
Dentons Worldwide
Sultani Decree No. 20/2016 Ratifying the Agreement between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on mutual exemption from visa requirements...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Even if you have not yet completed a thesis or dissertation requirement, you may still apply for a STEM OPT extension, as long as you have completed all other requirements for your degree.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
When Winston Wild's manager called me, indicating that he was detained at Pearson International Airport, we did not know what to do, which is why I called you.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In this short series on the new STEM OPT rules, Susan Cohen, Chair of Mintz Levin's Immigration Section will examine the top takeaways for students and their employers.
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Fox Rothschild LLP
As you likely know, April 1st was the first day when cap-subject H-1B petitions could be accepted for Fiscal Year 2017.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On April 7, 2016, USCIS announced that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As anticipated, the number of cap-subject H-1B petitions filed by U.S. employers exceeded the 65,000 general cap and the 20,000 master's degree exemption for fiscal year 2017 (FY2017).
Fox Rothschild LLP
April 1 was the first day when cap-subject H-1B petitions could be accepted for Fiscal Year 2017.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Below are highlights from the most recent "check-in with Charlie" (March 10, 2016), reflecting his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories.
Immigration.ca
April 20, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 9th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting 1018 applicants for permanent residence.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
Littler Mendelson
There is an annual limit of 65,000 visas available for H-1B petitions, with an additional 20,000 reserved for individuals who have earned a U.S. master's degree or higher.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In our continuing series of reports, Charles ("Charlie") Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers' Association).
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