USCIS Expands myProgress to Form I-765 and Form I-131

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that we are expanding myProgress (formerly known as personalized processing times) to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. my...

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USCIS Expands Premium Processing for Applicants Seeking to Change into F, M, or J Nonimmigrant Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the expansion of premium processing for applicants filing Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and seeking a change of status to F-1, F-2, M-1, M-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimm...

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USCIS Removes 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is removing the requirement that civil surgeons sign Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an individual applies for an underlying immigrati...

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OGP Welcomes Its Newest Counsel

OGP Welcomes Its Newest Counsel...

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Premium Processing: New Online-Filing Procedures for Some F-1 Students Seeking OPT or STEM OPT Extensions

On March 6th, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services revealed new online filing procedures for F-1 students looking to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or STEM OPT extensions. As part of this announcement, USCIS also expanded prem...

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USCIS Announcement: Certain Flexibilities to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Will End on March 23, 2023

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that certain flexibilities it first announced in March 2020, to address the COVID-19 pandemic will end on March 23, 2023. USCIS previously notified the public in its Jan. 24, 2023, announcemen...

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Termination of Employment: Options for Non-immigrant Workers

USCIS issued an information document on the options available to nonimmigrant workers who have terminated their employment with their employer, regardless of whether they have done so involuntarily or not....

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OGP Welcomes Its Newest Partner

OGP Welcomes Its Newest Partner...

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Electronic Registration for H-1B Visas

According to USCIS’s recent announcement, prospective petitioners must first electronically register and pay the $10 H-1B registration fee for each prospective beneficiary in order to file H-1B cap-subject petitions, including for beneficiaries quali...

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The U.S. Embassy in Ankara Has Opened a Crisis Center

United States/Turkey | U.S. embassy, consulates in Turkey offering emergency services- B A L | Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP_ The U.S. Embassy in Ankara has opened a crisis center dedicated to supporting U.S. citizens in earthquake-affected areas of T...

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