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Visa Interview Wait Times Confound Tourist and Business Travelers

By |2022-07-28T15:58:08+00:00July 28th, 2022|Immigration, International, Nonimmigrant Visas, U.S. Embassy, USCIS, Visa appointment, Visa Interview|

Wait times for visa interviews at U.S. Embassies have grown significantly. Interviews for both immigrant and nonimmigrant applicants have developed extraordinarily delays.

Jumping Through Hoops for Health: How to Hire a Foreign Nurse

By |2022-05-05T23:00:54+00:00May 5th, 2022|Green Cards, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nurse, RN, USCIS|

The U.S. nursing shortage is growing, with no end in sight. Healthcare entities are increasingly looking overseas in their recruiting efforts. What does it take to obtain U.S. work authorization for a foreign nurse?

2022 H-1B Professional Visa “Cap Season” Details

By |2022-01-06T19:38:24+00:00January 6th, 2022|H-1B, H-1B cap, H-1B lottery, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nonimmigrant Visas|

Get ready for H-1B Cap Season 2022 now. All 2022 H-1B Cap cases must complete a Pre-Registration process for inclusion. E&M Mayock’s Pre-Registration Program includes a attorney review and Pre-Registration filing with USCIS Citizenship & Immigration Services. The all-inclusive fee for this first step is $500.Please complete our H-1B Inquiry Form if you would like us to move forward with H-1B Cap Pre-Registration.

Settlement Provides Best Practice for Immigration Queries During Hiring Process

By |2021-12-14T20:28:06+00:00December 14th, 2021|Citizenship, Citizenship discrimination, EAD, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nonimmigrant Visas|

A recent settlement between Microsoft Corporation and the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provides guidance to companies for avoiding discrimination liability when screening candidates for immigration work authorization as part of their hiring process.

H-4, L-2 and E-2 Spouses Will Benefit from New EAD Rules

By |2021-11-16T15:51:21+00:00November 16th, 2021|E-2 Treaty Investor, EAD, H-4, H-4 EAD, I-539, Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nonimmigrant Visas|

Foreign national spouses in H-4, L-2 and E-2 status will now benefit from new interpretations of rules regarding employment authorization.  On November 12, 2021, USCIS issued a Policy Alert granting L-2 and E-2 spouses employment authorization incident to status and providing automatic extensions of employment authorization documents (EADs) for a small segment of H-4 spouses.

Biden Administration Updates COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

By |2021-10-26T14:07:05+00:00October 26th, 2021|Immigration, Immigration Regulations, International, Nonimmigrant Visas, Travel Ban|

Starting on November 8, 2021, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the U.S., with only limited exceptions.

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