Newsletter Archive

1/30/2017

Date 01/30/2017

Dear Client,

Alert: Executive Order - Travel Warning for Nationals of Certain Countries.

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.” The Order puts into place a number of key immigration changes and processes with immediate consequences for nationals of certain countries. The below information is current as of Monday, January 30, 2017.

Entry of… Read More


12/27/2016

Date 12/27/2016

Dear Client,

On December 23, 2016 USCIS released, without prior notice, new versions of many of its forms. These new versions of the forms go into effect immediately and no prior versions of these forms will be accepted. Affected forms include the I-129 (H-1Bs, L-1s, E-3s), I-539 (H-4s, L-2s, E-3Ds), I-140 (EB-1s, EB-2s, EB-3s… Read More


12/9/2016

Date 12/09/2016

Dear Client,

As a follow up to our prior alert, please be advised that USCIS has increased its filing fees for many USCIS benefits. These new fees go into effect in less than two weeks on December 23, 2016. Key fee increases include the base fee for I-129 applications (H-1Bs, L-1s, and E-3s), which will rise from $325 to $460 as well as the filing fee for I-140 applications will increase from $580 to $700. Further, several key… Read More


11/23/2016

Date 11/23/2016

Dear Clients;

On November 18th, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published regulations entitled, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers””, which will benefit many highly skilled nonimmigrant foreign workers and EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 employment-based immigrant workers and their employers. The final rule will take effect on January 17, 2017. The major… Read More


10/27/2016

Date 10/27/16

Dear Client,

USCIS has increased its filing fees for the first time in six years and just in time for Christmas. The filing fees for many USCIS benefits have been increased and the new fees go into effect December 23, 2016. The base fee for an I-129 application will go up to $460 and the I-140 application fee has been increased to $700.

USCIS is a fee driven government agency, which means that it does not receive any money from… Read More