USCIS Expands Online Filing to F-1 OPT EAD

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: EAD, F-1, I-129, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, Nonimmigrant Visas|Tags: , , , |

F-1 foreign students can now file applications for optional practical training (OPT) employment authorization online.

Nonimmigrant Business Work Visa Processing Resumes

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: H-1B, I-129, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, L-1A Visa, Nonimmigrant Visas, Travel Ban|Tags: , , , |

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that Presidential Proclamation 10052, which suspended the entry of certain nonimmigrants, expired on March 31, 2021.  Visa issuance may resume for applicants in H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visa categories. The expiration of this Presidential Proclamation marks the end of the bans on visa issuance for both immigrant (green cards) visas and nonimmigrant (temporary) visas.

Latest Update on U.S. COVID-19 Travel Restrictions. Biden Shuffles the Criteria for Visa Issuance National Interest Exceptions

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: E-3, I-129, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, Nonimmigrant Visas, Premium Processing, Wage Requirements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good news for travelers from Europe's Schengen area, the United Kingdom and Ireland. On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, President Biden carved out an exception to COVID-19 travel restrictions for those whose work supports “critical infrastructure.”