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Ford & Harrison LLP
DOS expects the visa system computer glitch to be resolved at all consulates by the end of this week, and it will work through the weekend to clear the backlog of pending visas.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Earlier this week, without any notice, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend Premium Processing...
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Department of State (DOS) has issued an updated alert to report that 165 posts, representing more than 85% of the nonimmigrant visa demand worldwide, are now online and issuing visas.
Duane Morris LLP
On June 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of State experienced a technical issue that prevented U.S. Consulates and Embassies from conducting mandatory security checks prior to issuing visa stamps.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The US Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that the database responsible for handling biometric clearances has been restored and is undergoing testing.
Dentons (US)
Newcomers to the United States on temporary visas may be unpleasantly surprised at the income tax consequences.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Beginning June 9, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began publishing processing times for certain benefits processed at its international offices and International Operations Division headquarters.
Duane Morris LLP
On June 15, we reported that the State Department computer system used for verifying the personal data of visa applicants and for printing visa stamps was crippled by a "glitch" causing worldwide delays.
Ford & Harrison LLP
On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which have resulted in delays in printing visas and may require rescheduling some visa interviews.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The US Department of State (State Department or DOS) computer systems are not expected to be online again before next week after experiencing "technological systems issues" (a hardware failure) on June 9th.
Blank Rome LLP
The State Department has not estimated when consular systems will be back in operation, but has stated that they may be able to assist those with an urgent humanitarian need to travel in the interim.
Proskauer Rose LLP
U.S. Embassies worldwide currently are experiencing serious technological problems with their passport and visa systems.
Duane Morris LLP
In recent years the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration Related Employment Practices (OSC) has stepped up enforcement against employers who commit violations during the hiring process.
Duane Morris LLP
On May 26, 2015, USCIS began accepting work authorization applications for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
Green and Spiegel LLP
UPDATE: A computer glitch that forced the suspension of visa processing and the issuance of other travel documents at US consulates and embassies worldwide will not be resolved until next week.
Duane Morris LLP
The H-1B Cap for the 2016 H-1B Cap Year (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016) has been exhausted. 233,000 applications were submitted for approximately 85,000 slots.
Duane Morris LLP
The Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration Related Employment Practices has been actively investigating and prosecuting employers for large and small violations.
Duane Morris LLP
E-Verify is an electronic employment eligibility verification system administered by the federal government.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The State Department continues to report that "technical problems" with overseas systems preventing the Bureau of Consular Affairs from issuing visas, passports and other travel documents, since last week.
Duane Morris LLP
On June 12, 2015 the U.S. State Department announced that a computer glitch has hit the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) affecting the printing of U.S. visas at all consulates and U.S. embassies worldwide.
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Duane Morris LLP
On June 15, we reported that the State Department computer system used for verifying the personal data of visa applicants and for printing visa stamps was crippled by a "glitch" causing worldwide delays.
Duane Morris LLP
On June 12, 2015 the U.S. State Department announced that a computer glitch has hit the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) affecting the printing of U.S. visas at all consulates and U.S. embassies worldwide.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The State Department continues to report that "technical problems" with overseas systems preventing the Bureau of Consular Affairs from issuing visas, passports and other travel documents, since last week.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Receipts for H-1B petitions selected for processing have been issued over the past week or so.
Proskauer Rose LLP
U.S. Embassies worldwide currently are experiencing serious technological problems with their passport and visa systems.
Ford & Harrison LLP
On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which have resulted in delays in printing visas and may require rescheduling some visa interviews.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his analysis of current trends and future projections for the various immigrant preference categories with AILA.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As a result of this decision, many businesses are already out of compliance and must take steps to comply with this very significant new burden.
Littler Mendelson
Premium processing requests are filed using Form I-907, and allow a petitioning employer to receive a response from USCIS within 15 calendar days.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Earlier this week, without any notice, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend Premium Processing...
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