Washington, D.C., July 21, 2021: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it has expanded a previously announced pilot program at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) for accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for certain applicants applying...

Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced new policy guidance that eliminates the need for individuals who have applied for a change of status (COS) to F-1 student to apply to change or extend their current nonimmigrant status while their...

Canada on Monday said it would begin to ease pandemic restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border next month, allowing U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in the United States who are fully vaccinated with Canadian-authorized vaccines to enter for nonessential travel without quarantining. Donoso & Partners, a...

Washington, D.C., July 19, 2021: News reports from Capitol Hill indicate that the Democratic Party is planning on attaching immigration reform legislation to the infrastructure legislation or budget reconciliation bills that are planned for votes this August and September of 2021. The bills are described as...

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2021: Today, a U.S. federal judge in Texas issued a decision blocking new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. The DACA program was created by executive action by President Barack Obama in 2012. The DACA program grants...

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2021: The US House of Representatives recently held a congressional hearing titled, "Oh, Canada! How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries". Led by Democrats Zoe Lofgren (CA) and Jerry Nadler (NJ), the hearing focused on the growing...

Washington, D.C., July 8, 2021: USCIS announced today that it would accept the April 15, 2019 version of Form I-526 for new EB-5 petitions. USCIS further acknowledged that they would simultaneously continue to accept the November 21, 2019 version of Form I-526. Thus, both versions...

On July 7, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 627 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its Express Entry draw. Invited candidates needed to have a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to receive an ITA. The minimum score in this draw was 760. Note...

BIOMETRIC APPOINTMENT SERVICES RESUME IN INDIA Starting June 28, 2021, Visa Application Centres (VACs) across India started scheduling biometric appointments for all other lines of business, this includes visitors, returning workers and students, work permit applicants, family class applicants and economic class applicants. To request an...