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HTMLA Change in H-1B Work Location Requires an Amended Petition, USCIS Appeals Tribunal Rules
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015
USCIS today announced a significant change in policy affecting organizations whose H-1B employees change worksite locations. In a decision with precedential effect, USCIS’s Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) has ruled that employers must file an amended petition with the agency when an H-1B...

 

HTMLSecond Quarter Quota Nearly Exhausted
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
Following the Swiss Federal Council’s release of 500 L-Permits for the second quarter of 2015, only 280 L-Permits remain available as of April 2 for EU nationals on assignments lasting more than four months.

 

HTMLThe USCIS Decision on H-1B Location Changes: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
As we have reported, USCIS’s Administrative Appeals Office yesterday ruled that employers must file an amended petition with the agency when an H-1B employee moves to a new worksite that was not specified in the initial petition and an accompanying labor condition application (LCA) certified...

 

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.

 

HTMLPIO Card Holders Must Eventually Apply for OCI Card
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
Following the merger of the Person of India Origin (PIO) card and the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card, PIO card holders can apply for an OCI card under the OCI in lieu of the PIO category. Eventually, all PIO card holders will be required to apply for an OCI card using the OCI card process to...

 

HTMLThe FY 2016 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015
USCIS has announced that the annual limit for Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B employment has been met. Since April 1, employers have submitted more than enough petitions to meet the quota of 65,000 standard H-1B cap numbers and the cap exemption of 20,000 for holders of U.S. advanced degrees. USCIS has not...

 

HTMLAdditional Requirements and Fees Coming Soon for LMIA Exempt Work Permit Applications
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
Beginning February 21, 2015, employers applying for work permits for foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will be required to submit additional information about their business. LMIA-exempt work permit applications will also be subject to an...

 

HTMLNew Work Permit Processing Center Brings Stricter Adjudication Standards
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MOMT) will be establishing a presence at the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board’s (BKPM) One Stop Service (OSS) Center, following regulations issued on January 26, 2015. This change brings stricter application guidelines and additional...

 

HTMLH-1B Cap Reminder: To Ensure Timely Filing, Gather Documents and Submit LCAs Now
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
With just eight weeks to go before the start of the FY 2016 H-1B cap filing season, employers should be working with their immigration counsel to gather necessary documents and submit required labor condition applications (LCAs) so that they are ready to submit cap petitions during the week of...

 

HTMLLabor Market Tests Required for New Work Permit Applications
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
New work permit applications in Egypt are now subject to labor market testing requirements, according to a February 5 decision from Egypt’s Prime Minister.

 


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