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H-1B Lottery 2024

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Feb 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

USCIS has announced that this year the H-1B lottery registration opens March 6th at 12 P.M. EST and ends on March 22nd at 12P.M. EST.  The lottery registration can be only done online via a new USCIS portal that will become available by 12 PM EST on February 28, 2024. 

USCIS Premium Processing Fee Increase Reminder

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Feb 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Effective Date: February 26, 2024 Reminder: all premium processing Form I-907s postmarked on or after February 26, 2024, will be subject to the new fee schedule. The premium processing fee will increase to $2,805 for Form I-140 petitions and most Form I-129 petitions, up from the previous $2,500...

New Form I-9 must be used from November 1, 2023

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Oct 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Employers must use a new Form I-9 (edition date: 08/01/23) starting November 1, 2023. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is a mandatory form that must be filled out by each new employee working in the US. Failure to use the current edition of the I-9 form may subject employers to fin...

TPS for Ukraine Extended

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Aug 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

USCIS has extended the TPS designation of Ukraine for 18 months, beginning on 10/20/23 and ending on 4/19/25. USCIS has also redesignated Ukraine for TPS.  Citizens of Ukraine who currently have the TPS status must re-register by 10/20/2023.  In addition, citizens of Ukraine who are not in TPS...

Summary of anti-immigrant Florida law (FL 1718) which becomes effective on July 1, 2023

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | May 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

On July 1, a new anti-immigrant law called FL 1718 will take effect in Florida. This legislation introduces various provisions that aim to impose stricter regulations and restrictions regarding immigration-related matters within the state. FL 1718 encompasses changes to employment verification procedures, driver's licenses, professional licenses, coordination of immigration enforcement actions, and more. These measures reflect the state's approach to immigration policy and will have significant implications for individuals and institutions operating in Florida.

DV Lottery results have been released

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | May 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

DV Lottery Results The long-awaited results are finally here. Check your status now to see if you've been selected for the Diversity Visa program. This is your chance to live and work in the United States, so don't delay! Good luck to all of the applicants.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukrainians

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Mar 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every citizen of Ukraine who has resided in the USA since at least March 1, 2022, regardless of immigration status, will be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status and work authorization valid for 18 months. If the situation in Ukraine does not improve, the TPS designation will be most like...

DOS Confirms NIEs Automatically Extended for 12 Months

Posted by Marcin Muszynski | Aug 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On August 12, 2021, DOS updated its FAQs concerning the automatic extension of NIEs for 12 months. In those FAQs, DOS confirms that Customs and Border Protection will recognize the validity of all NIEs approved by DOS. The FAQs also make clear that the DOS announcement concerning extension of the...

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