Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2019: New Zealand citizens can now obtain E-1 and E-2 treaty trader and investor visas to work in the U.S. These categories, which allow up to 2 years’ renewable stay, are determined by trade treaties secured between the U.S. and the...

Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2019: The latest Visa Bulletin, published by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) earlier this month, confirms industry predictions of a waiting list for Indian-born EB-5 investors. Starting in July 2019, EB-5 visas will be available only to those Indian-born investors...

Starting June 10, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume Premium Processing for all remaining H-1B petitions. This completes a trial arrangement whereby USCIS allowed limited Premium Processing starting May 20 for H-1B petitions with a Change of Status. The approach was...

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a caution on June 4, 2019, stating that H-1B petitions will be rejected if they fail to include names and addresses on Part 1 of Form I-129. Specifically, applicants are cautioned not to list outside counsel, clients,...

Washington D.C., May 28, 2019: The Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) resigned from his post Friday at President Donald Trump's request, according to his resignation letter. Francis Cissna is expected to be replaced by former Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli. I.A. Donoso & Associates,...