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HTMLFederal Court Grants Extension of STEM OPT Program Through May 10
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016
A federal district judge has granted the Department of Homeland Security an additional three months to finalize a new regulation for the STEM optional practical training (OPT) program, and will extend through May 10 the stay of an earlier decision to vacate the current program on procedural grounds.

 

HTMLUSCIS Receives More Than 236,000 FY 2017 H-1B Cap Cases, Runs Selection Lotteries
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 13, 2016
More than 236,000 FY 2017 H-1B cap petitions were submitted to USCIS between April 1 and April 7, 2016 - a new record, though an increase of just 3,000 filings, or 1.3 percent, over last year’s total.

 

HTMLNew Immigration Form Requires Disclosure of Additional Personal Information
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 15, 2016
Effective immediately, foreign nationals applying for visa extensions, 90-day reports or reentry permits at the One Stop Service Center and Immigration Bureau must submit a new Record of Foreigner Information Form. The requirement also applies to dependents of foreign workers.

 

HTMLU.S. Government Implements New Visa Waiver Program Restrictions
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
On January 21, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State began to implement recently enacted restrictions on travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Those who are no longer authorized to use the VWP will need to obtain a visa for future business or tourism travel to...

 

HTMLExtra Administrative Step to Delay Work Permit Process
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
Work permit applicants must now submit their employment offer letter to a local Swedish labor union for comment, which will add up to five business days to the work permit application process.

 

HTMLInvestment Visa Rules to be Eased
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on January 20, 2016
The Foreign Investors scheme, a residence permit based on investment of at least EUR 1.25 million in the Netherlands, will be amended to attract more applicants, according to the Dutch Minister of Migration. The changes are expected to be implemented in July 2016.

 

HTMLThe New STEM OPT Program: What Employers Need to Know
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
A substantially revised STEM optional practical training (OPT) program will take effect on May 10, 2016. The new program expands OPT to 36 months for F-1 students with a qualifying U.S. STEM degree - 12 months of initial OPT plus a 24-month extension of OPT - but imposes significant new obligations...

 

HTMLNew Visa Application Process Requires Appearance at Typing Center
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has introduced a new electronic system for submission of visa applications which requires the foreign employee to appear at one of approximately 600 approved typing centers in Dubai, but eliminates the need for multiple...

 

HTMLLunar New Year to Cause Government Closures; Travel Delays
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016
Millions of people are expected to travel throughout East and Southeast Asia during the Lunar New Year holiday season, which falls on February 8, 2016. Travel-related delays and government office and business interruptions will peak February 5-10, and could last longer in Taiwan and China, where...

 

HTMLResidence Permit Regulations Implemented
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
New regulations consolidate many of the Migration Directorate’s rules implemented over the past ten months. The regulations are effective immediately, but may not apply in practice since Interior Ministry officers may not be aware of the changes for some time.

 


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