On Sept. 15, 2023, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the October 2023 visa bulletin for the start of the government’s new fiscal year (FY 2024). The October 2023Continue Reading October 2023 Visa Bulletin Updates: Advancements in Priority Dates and USCIS to Use Date for Filing Chart for Employment-Based Applications
On Aug. 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an additional 18-month extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for Ukrainian nationals, from Oct. 20, 2023, through April…Continue Reading USCIS Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine
Per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidance issued Sept. 5, 2023, all Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification requirements remain in effect for areas affected by the 2023 Hawaii wildfires…Continue Reading 2023 Hawaii Wildfire: Form I-9 Guidance and Case Processing Options
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating guidance in its policy manual to further clarify voter registration access at their administrative naturalization ceremonies.
In the updated guidance, USCIS states that…Continue Reading USCIS Updates Voter Registration Guidance for Naturalization Ceremonies
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued new policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the evidentiary requirements for physicians seeking a national interest waiver of the job…Continue Reading USCIS Confirms Evidentiary Requirements for Physician National Interest Waiver
On Aug. 24, 2023, USCIS announced further updates to Chapter 7 of the Policy Manual, made with the goal to expand the number of children who may be able to…Continue Reading USCIS Announces Further Updates to Policy Manual Regarding Interpretation of Child Status Protection Act Provisions
As students from around the world settle into U.S. college campuses for the 2023/2024 academic year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers a reminder about the timeline to produce…Continue Reading Stakeholder Reminder: CIS Ombudsman’s Office Reiterates Anticipated Timelines for F-1 EADs Post-Adjudication
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 Oct. 26, 2023, the temporary increase—up to 540 days—to the automatic extension period for employment authorization and employment authorization documents (EADs) for certain EAD renewal applicants will expire.
The…Continue Reading USCIS Announces End Date of Temporary Increase for Select Automatic Employment Authorization Card Extensions