For many foreign nationals who travel to the United States to study and earn a bachelor’s degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering [...]
The Trump Administration has announced on May 14, 2018 that it has dramatically increased the number of worksite investigations and audits to make sure [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced on May 15, 2018 that it has completed data entry for all FY 2019 [...]
USCIS Tightens Language on Employer-Employee Relationship and Third-Party Placement for STEM OPT Students
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly revised the STEM OPT requirement page, showing only as “last reviewed/updated”, on January 24, 2018. [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 3, 2017 that there will be a stricter evaluation process for H-1B applications [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has completed the two lotteries to choose the H-1B applications that will [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B extension of employer with USCIS based on recapturing time the applicant spent outside the [...]
If you are an F-1 student and an H-1B cap petition to change status to H-1B has been filed on your behalf, traveling internationally [...]
A new USCIS policy memorandum issued on February 22, 2018 requires H-1B employers to disclose detailed information about vendor and end-client relationships when petitioning [...]
New Regulations Expand Eligibility for 10-day Grace Periods and Add 60-Day Grace Period for Many Nonimmigrant Workers.
On January 17, 2017, a new rule aimed at the retention of immigrant workers and program improvements for high-skilled nonimmigrant workers went into effect. [...]
When an investor or foreign company wants to start operations in the United States they can select between three possible investor visas including an [...]
Can I volunteer while on an E2 visa? What types of volunteer activities are acceptable? Does volunteering ever count as work?
An E-2 Visa is a great visa option for an individual who wants to start a business in the U.S. The full set of E-2 [...]
What If I am Not From An E-2 Treaty Country? Are There Visa Options for People who are not from an E-2 Visa Country?
An E-2 visa is an investor visa granted to investors or entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a business in the U.S.. If [...]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The agency has again received more than the limit [...]