On Aug. 28, 2017, USCIS released a policy memorandum that clarified the definition of “affiliate” and “subsidiary” for purposes of determining the H-1B ACWIA fee.  The H-1B ACWIA fee is
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On Nov. 18, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published its final rule to “modernize and improve” employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa programs.  As stated by DHS, the primary
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) recently issued Round 3 of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding prevailing wages.  The newly released FAQs, provide guidance on how to complete the underlying Labor Condition Application (LCA) on ETA Form 9035/9035E required for the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 visa petitions.

In instances where the OFLC Online Wage Library does not provide a leveled wage for a specific geographical area and occupational code, the new FAQs provide guidance on how to complete section G of the ETA Form 9035/9035E for the Employment and Prevailing Wage Information.


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