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USCIS Will Begin Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions for FY2018 on April 1, 2017

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*** Notice to Employers and New Corporate Clients*** If you are an employer or employer representative, such as an HR Manager, seeking more information and guidance about the H-1B process, please email us at hello@yourimmigrationfirm.com to schedule a complimentary 20-minute telephonic consultation. This offer is valid to all new corporate…

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USCIS Increases Validity of Work Permits to Two Years for Asylum Applicants

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Effective October 5, 2016, USCIS has increased the validity period for initial or renewal Employment Authorization Documents for asylum applicants from one year to two years. Applicants with pending asylum claims file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, under category (c)(8). This change applies to all (c)(8)-based applications that are…

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U.S. Consulate in Vancouver to Process First Time Third-Country H-1B Visa Applications

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The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has recently confirmed that it will process H-1B nonimmigrant visa applications for nationals of third countries (countries other than Canada), including first-time H-1B visa applicants whose educational documentation originates from a country other than Canada. Long time clients of Nankin & Verma…

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