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HTMLMay 2015 Visa Bulletin: Cut-Off Date Imposed for EB-5 China; EB-2 China and India Advance, While EB-3 Philippines Retrogresses Significantly
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
According to the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, the EB-5 subcategory for China will be subject to a cut-off date of May 1, 2013 and is likely to remain backlogged indefinitely. Next month will mark the first time that the EB-5 investor category has been retrogressed for any country....

 

HTMLImmigration Processing Suspended During Memorial Day and Independence Day
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015
Israeli government offices will be closed from April 22 through April 25 in recognition of Memorial Day and Independence Day. During this time, no work permits or visa applications will be adjudicated.

 

HTMLMore Subclass 457 Visa Requirements Eased
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015
Foreign nationals applying for subclass 457 visas are now subject to a lower minimum salary level to be eligible for a market salary rate exemption and a more flexible English language proficiency requirement, according to recently registered Legislative Instruments. Additionally, start-up...

 

HTMLAudit May Delay In-Country Legalizations and Apostilles
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
An ongoing audit at the Office of Consular Affairs of the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Venezuelan Government will delay legalization and apostille processes in the country.

 

HTMLNew Immigration Center to Expedite Visa and Permit Processing
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
The Department of Home Affairs is expected to open an expedited immigration processing center in Pretoria by March 2016, according to an announcement by the Home Affairs Minister. A pilot program is expected to offer expedited visa and permit processing to applicants from India, Kenya and Nigeria,...

 

HTMLUSCIS to Begin Premium Processing of H-1B Cap Cases on April 27
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
USCIS will begin to adjudicate H-1B cap cases filed under premium processing on April 27, it announced today. Despite a record number of H-1B cap submissions, the agency has exceeded its projected start date for premium service by two weeks.

 

HTMLIncreased Work Visa Application Volume Results in Processing Delays
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015
Due to an increase in the volume of work visa applications and staffing issues within the new immigration administration, foreign nationals filing work visa applications, especially Appointed Worker Visa applications, have been facing processing and issuance delays. Processing times were once three...

 

HTMLUSCIS Receives 233,000 FY 2016 H-1B Cap Cases, Runs Selection Lotteries
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
USCIS today announced that it received approximately 233,000 FY 2016 H-1B cap petitions between April 1 and April 7, 2015 - approximately 35 percent more petitions than were received during the FY 2015 filing period.

 

HTMLPlanned Replacement of Online Portal Causes Visa Application Delays
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
The upcoming replacement of the old online visa pre-approval application system with a new system may result in start date delays, as companies that have not yet received a new login identification number under the new system cannot obtain the limited stay visa pre-approval (‘Telex...

 

HTMLTechnical Visitor Visa Applications No Longer Require Proof of Urgency
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015
Foreign nationals applying for TP-13 visas no longer need to prove the urgency of their assignment, according to a resolution that eliminated this requirement. Applicants must still prove that their technical assistance is indispensable to a specific project.

 


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