On Jan. 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address national interest waivers for advanced degree professionals or persons
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As part of the America Competes Act of 2022, a group of House leaders is proposing a new W nonimmigrant visa classification and to exempt individuals with Ph.D. degrees in
Continue Reading House Bill Proposes US Visa Options for Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Immigrants with Doctorate Degrees in STEM Fields

Shareholders Kate Kalmykov and Jennifer Hermansky will present a webinar titled “Immigration Options for Foreign Nationals who are Extraordinary, Outstanding and in the National Interest” for the Celesq Continuing Legal
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The State Department updated its Foreign Affairs Manual on intent to depart and residence abroad requirements for F-1 and M-1 students. The new guidance clarifies that although F-1 and M-1
Continue Reading State Department Updates Guidance on F-1/M-1 Student Intent to Depart and Residence Abroad Requirements

In response to the ongoing COVID-19-related circumstances that have significantly hampered visa processing, the State Department has announced that it will expand and extend the nonimmigrant visa interview waiver program
Continue Reading State Department Expands Interview Waiver Program for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Through End of 2022