USCIS has announced updated policies regarding adjudicating DACA requests and related work permit applications. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18 that the [...]
In June 2020, USCIS ended an outside contract with a company that produced secure cards such as green cards and employment authorization cards. USCIS [...]
Can I work while I am applying for Asylum Protection? What will cause the 180-day Asylum EAD Clock to stop? Understanding Asylum and Work Authorization
Can I work while I am applying for Asylum Protection? Not immediately. In order to apply for permission to work in the United States, [...]
I am in the U.S. on E-2 employee visa. Can I apply for unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus? Can my spouse apply for unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus?
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of our clients ask us the following question: Can I apply for unemployment benefits? If I apply for [...]
Can I quit my current job and start working at another employer while my I-485 is pending? Can I use my approved EAD to work at another employer?
Many employment based green card applications are processed while an applicant is on an H-1B visa. This usually involves filing an I-140 petition along [...]
My Green Card application is pending, and my EAD card and Advance parole are about to expire. Do I have to renew them? Do I have to pay for the renewals?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You filed your Green Card application with the USCIS and you simultaneously applied for an Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has submitted a proposal to rescind the H-4 spousal work authorization regulation to the Office of Management and Budget [...]
USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report Confirms Continued Processing Delays and Emphasizes Anti-Fraud Initiatives
In the Annual Report to Congress, USCIS Ombudsman Julie Kirchner has addressed several anti-fraud initiatives that have caused delays and longer processing times for [...]
Automatic Termination of OPT for F-1 Students if they Transfer to a Different School or Begin Study at Another Educational Level
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have issued a reminder that F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) will have their OPT [...]
Starting from April 30, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Restricted Delivery service to [...]
Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards, and [...]
USCIS automatically extends certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs, also known as work permits, or Form I-765) for up to 180 days for applications that [...]
New I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Permits Foreign Nationals to Apply for Social Security Numbers Simultaneously
October 2, 2017 USCIS released an updated I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (EAD) featuring a new section which allows foreign nationals already in the [...]
What happens if I apply for a renewal of work authorization but it’s not approved before the expiration of my current work authorization card?
If you work in the U.S. based on an approved employment authorization document (EAD), it is important to note the expiration date of the [...]
An E-2 visa is a perfect visa for an individual or company who wants to start or purchase a business in the United States. In [...]
How long do I have to wait for an asylum interview? Can I get work authorization while I am waiting for my asylum interview?
Asylum is a humanitarian immigration benefit applied for by individuals who fear severe harm or persecution if they return to their country of origin. [...]
Each year, the United States admits thousands of foreign nationals to work in various industries around the country. Many of these foreign nationals work [...]
Can I get work authorization as the spouse of an H-1B visa holder? Can I work if my spouse has an H-1B visa and has applied for an immigrant visa?
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. Spouses and children of H-1B visa holders [...]
Congratulations on your recent E-2 visa approval! Here are a few things you should consider when moving to the United States: Address Change Please [...]
An E-2 Investor Visa is a visa option available to foreign nationals who want to start and manage a business in the United States. [...]