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Tuesday
Feb242015

H4 EAD Starting May 26, 2015

USCIS is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants. This is one of the several initiatives the White House hopes will "modernize, improve and clarify visa programs to grow the U.S. economy and create jobs".

Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who: 

  • Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or 
  • Have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 as amended by the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act. The Act permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit on their H-1B status.

Contact us for more details.

Tuesday
Feb102015

Visa Bulletin for March 2015

Slight Forward Movement!

India

Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01JAN07

Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 01JAN04

China

Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 01SEP10

Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 22OCT11

Click here for the Visa Bulletin

Wednesday
Jan212015

USCIS: DACA Renewals Should Be Filed 150-120 Days Prior to Expiration

USCIS reminds applicants to submit DACA renewal requests between 120 and 150 days before the expiration date stated on the Form I-797 DACA approval notice and EAD. USCIS's current goal is to process DACA renewal requests within 120 days. If your case has been pending for more than 104 days, you may want to inquiry with USCIS.

Monday
Jan122015

Visa Bulletin For February 2015

India

Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for India will be: 01SEP05

Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for India will be: 22DEC03

China

 

Employment-based Second preference cut-off date for China will be: 15MAR10

Employment-based Third preference cut-off date for China will be: 01SEP11

 

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Thursday
Jan012015

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year to our Friends and Family!  2015 looks to be the year of immigration reform; let us all hope that this year brings the much-needed and well-deserved assistance to our diverse population!

With Best Wishes,

~ Sachin Raval, Esq. and Sujit Ramchand, Esq.