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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USCIS Issues Clarifying Guidance for Individuals Authorized to Work Under Special Student Relief Provisions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the validity period of employment authorization for F-1 nonimmigrant students experiencing severe economic hardship due to emergent circumstanc...

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Designate Turkiye for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)!

In addition, volunteers initiated a public campaign to declare the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Turkey. The United States has a long history of offering assistance, safety, and security to victims of catastrophic events, war, and natural disa...

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Donations for Earthquake in Turkey

Millions of lives in Turkey are still trying to recover from the devastating earthquakes and need our urgent help. In this difficult period, we are reaching out to request your assistance. OGP Law Firm has created a fundraising page in order to assis...

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USCIS Updates Age Calculation Under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) for Certain Applicants for Status Adjustment

In accordance with the Child Status Protection Act, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has provided guidelines in the USCIS Policy Manual on how to determine when an immigrant visa number becomes accessible for this purpose (CSPA) (USCIS, Feb ...

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The initial registration period for the FY 2024 H-1B cap begins on March 1

The initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will begin at noon Eastern time on March 1 and last until noon Eastern time on March 17, 2023, according to a statement released by USCIS on Jan 1, 2023. Potential petitioners and repr...

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