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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently begun selecting additional H-1B registrations that were submitted in March 2020 for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B lottery. Foster attorneys have been notified that certain previously unselected H-1B registrations are now eligible for submission. As with cases selected in the initial lottery in March, USCIS is providing a […]

On August 3, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule outlining changes to the fees it charges for immigration and naturalization benefit requests. This rule will go into effect on October 2, 2020. While several fees were actually reduced, the new fees represent an average increase of 20%, and some fees increased […]

Even as U.S. consulates slowly resume visa services, they remain limited in the visa services they can offer due to recent Presidential Proclamations and travel bans that currently remain in place. However, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has recently provided a list of National Interest Exceptions (NIE) to the Presidential Proclamations that relate to the suspension of admission […]