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HTMLFederal Court Criticizes USCIS’s Narrow Interpretation of L-1B Visa Eligibility
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
In a decision with potentially broad applicability to sponsoring employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned USCIS’s denial of an L-1B visa petition and criticized the agency’s inconsistent adjudication of L-1B specialized knowledge cases. Fragomen Partner Carl...

 

HTMLWork Visa Pre-Approval Process Requires Employers to Register Online
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
Employers sponsoring foreign employees in Indonesia must obtain company login details through an online program that will provide pre-approval for work visa applications (Telex VITAS). The registration process - which includes a visa officer visit - will take at least two weeks to complete.

 

HTMLGovernment Office Closures During APEC Meetings
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The Beijing Public Security Bureau and Labor Bureau have confirmed a six-day public holiday from November 7-12, 2014, during the APEC summit. New visa and renewal applications will not be accepted during this period.

 

HTMLCanada Imposes Ebola-Related Visa Restrictions
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has implemented broad bans on temporary visas and permanent residence applications for foreign nationals who have visited Ebola-affected countries, according to the Canada Gazette.

 

HTMLImmigration Formalities Eased for Persons of Indian Origin
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards now have lifetime validity and holders of PIO cards are now exempt from in-country immigration formalities such as police reporting and registration, according to a recent announcement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

HTMLNew Requirements For Dependents Who Wish To Work
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Dependent’s Pass holders who wish to work in Malaysia but do not yet have work permits must cancel their Dependent’s Passes and obtain an Employment Pass, according to practice changes that have come into effect with the introduction of the mandatory e-filing system. If the dependent...

 

HTMLShort Employment Authorization Visa Restrictions Introduced
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
New regulations restricting re-entry on Short Employment Authorization (SEA) visas and prohibiting future B-1 visa applications for SEA visa holders will apply to applications submitted as of October 28, 2014, according to a meeting held October 28, 2014 with immigration authorities.

 

HTMLDecember 2014 Visa Bulletin: Advancements for EB-3 China and Worldwide
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
According to the State Department’s December Visa Bulletin, the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will move ahead by five months for most countries with the exception of India. EB-3 China will advance to June 1, 2010 and EB-3 worldwide will advance to November 1, 2012 for...

 

HTMLNew Directives Benefit Intracompany Transferees and Critical Work Skills Visa Applicants
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
The South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued new directives on the Intracompany Transfer Work Visa and Critical Skills Work Visa categories to consular officers and immigration officials. The new directives confirm that intracompany transferees granted status prior to the...

 

HTMLOnline Immigration Information System Introduced
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
Colombia has introduced a new online system for employers and foreign employees working for Colombian companies to report employees’ immigration-related changes. The system is meant to enforce registration documentation and encourage professional licensing.

 


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