As economies worldwide begin to re-open, some companies and individuals are thinking about resuming international travel. If international travel is required for your work or other reasons, be prepared for
On Oct. 20, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released policy guidance, effective immediately, for L-1 petitions filed by a sole proprietorship.
This guidance is reflected in the…Continue Reading USCIS Refines Policy Guidance on L-1 Petitions
The GT team recently obtained L-2 extension of status approvals for the spouse and daughter of an L-1 principal visa holder, enabling the family members to continue residing in the…Continue Reading Practice Spotlight: Overcoming L-2 Extension Challenges and Navigating USCIS Denials
On March 10, 2023, U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided clarification on the 60-day grace period offered to nonimmigrant workers who have been terminated or who have resigned from…Continue Reading USCIS Clarifies Start Date for Maximum 60-Day Grace Period Following Termination of Employment
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) plans to test a program that would permit H- and L-visa holders to renew their visa stamps from within the United States, rather than…Continue Reading U.S. Department of State to Pilot Domestic Visa Renewal Option in 2023
As a result of a class action lawsuit, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has entered into a settlement agreement to “bundle” an application to extend or change H-4 or L-2…Continue Reading USCIS Agrees to Bundle H-4, L-2, and EAD Applications Filed with Principal’s Petition
On Aug. 12, 2020, the Department of State updated its guidance on the National Interest Exception (NIE) to the June 22 Presidential Proclamation 10052, which extends Presidential Proclamation 10014 through…
Continue Reading Department of State Expands Guidance on the National Interest Exception to Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052
Presidential Proclamation 10052, issued on June 22, 2020, has now been challenged in several federal district courts. As previously reported, Presidential Proclamation 10052 barred the issuance of visas to…
Continue Reading June 22 Immigration Proclamation Challenged by Business Organizations and Plaintiffs in New Lawsuit
On July 16, 2020, the Department of State provided updated information on the availability of exceptions to the June 22 Presidential Proclamation 10052, which extends Proclamation 10014 through Dec. 31, 2020,.
Some travelers and visa applicants who are affected by the Proclamation may qualify for an exception if the purpose of their travel to the United States is for humanitarian reasons, public health response, or national security. Other exceptions include: (1) applicants who are subject to aging out of their current immigrant visa classification; (2) certain H and J visa applicants who are traveling to the United Sates to work in support of a critical U.S. foreign policy; and (3) dependents of applicants who are excepted from, or not subject to, the Proclamations.
Continue Reading Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations – Department of State Guidance