In an unprecedented year of progress, USCIS has shattered records by processing over 10 million cases, significantly reducing backlogs, and implementing technological advancements to enhance the immigration experience in FY 2023.
USCIS has introduced significant changes to the H-1B visa program, aiming to create a more equitable system, combat fraud, and simplify the application process. This article breaks down the key updates, including a shift to a beneficiary-centric selection system, stricter requirements for registrations, and the launch of online filing options.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced revisions to certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees, marking the first adjustment since 2016. This move aims to improve agency efficiency and provide faster processing times for applicants.
USCIS unveils a final rule aimed at enhancing the integrity of the H-1B registration system and ensuring fairness for beneficiaries. Learn about the beneficiary-centric selection process, start date flexibility, and additional integrity measures introduced.
H-1B visa holders in the US can now renew their visas domestically through a limited pilot program. This marks a significant shift in policy, offering convenience and cost savings for thousands of workers. Learn more about eligibility and the program's future!
USCIS introduces a revamped payment process for benefit request forms, allowing applicants to pay remotely or via mail. This article explores the benefits of the new system, including time and cost savings, while also highlighting exceptions and important filing instructions.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a new policy that offers flexibility for H-2B nonimmigrant workers who were unable to timely file their extension of stay or change of status requests due to extraordinary circumstances beyond their control.
The H-1B visa lottery registration fee is set to jump a staggering 2150%, while selected beneficiary application fees could increase by 70%. Beyond H-1B, citizenship and EB-5 investor visa fees are also facing substantial hikes. Will this deter applicants or streamline the immigration process?
USCIS is making significant changes to the H-1B visa process for FY 2025, designed to streamline the process for organizations and their legal representatives. The new measures include organizational accounts, which will allow multiple users within a company or legal team to collaborate on H-1B registrations and petitions.
Discover USCIS's updated policy guidance, effective immediately, on assessing an employer's ability to pay proffered wages in immigrant petitions. This comprehensive framework covers key preferences, AC21 portability, and includes technical revisions for enhanced clarity.