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Immigration Updates – 2014 Part 1

30 Sep

Date   News Stories

10/1/2014   Reminder: Update Form I-9 Today for Students Changing to H-1b Status on October 1st
9/30/2014   FY-2016 DV Lottery Opens Tomorrow, October 1, 2014
9/23/2014   Foster Fall Immigration Update Seminars in Austin and Houston, Texas
9/16/2014   Beware of Scams Targeting H-1B Workers and Other Foreign Nationals
9/12/2014   EB-2 India Immigrant Visas Now Unavailable and Significant Retrogression Likely
9/10/2014   Foster Immigration Update on EB-2 and EB-3 Visa Availability
8/26/2014   EB-5 China Visa Availability Update
8/19/2014   Going Through Passport Control at the Airport? There’s an App for That
8/18/2014   Visa Availability Advances for EB-2 India and EB-3 Philippines
8/15/2014   Visa Issuance Delays Mostly Resolved
7/31/2014   Continued Visa Issuance Delays at U.S. Consulates World-Wide
7/31/2014   Important Change in Nonimmigrant Visa Application Procedures in Paris
7/28/2014   Visa Issuance Delays at U.S. Consulates Worldwide Due to Technical Problems
7/28/2014   Vietnam: New Immigration Law to Take Effect on January 1, 2015
7/24/2014   Seminar for Health Care Specialists and Researchers
7/23/2014   Singapore: New Employment Pass Requirements to Go in Effect on August 1, 2014
7/4/2014   Foster Webinar on I-9 and E-Verify
7/3/2014   Canada Reduces “Dependent” Age to 18
6/27/2014   Canada Implements New Criteria for Intra-Company Transfer and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs
6/10/2014   Four Year Advance for EB-2 India
6/6/2014   European Union: EU Directive 2014/66 Establishes Significant Changes to Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit Processes
6/5/2014   DHS Announces Process for Renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
6/4/2014   U.S. Consulates in Canada Suspend Third-Country-National (TCN) Visa Applications for the Summer Months
6/2/2014   EB-3 China Retrogression Update
5/16/2014   Update – CIS Publishes Proposed Rule for H-4 Work Authorization
5/9/2014   June Visa Bulletin – Chinese EB-3 Retrogression
5/7/2014   Proposed Rule to Extend Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses of Certain H-1B Holders
4/29/2014   Foster Spring Immigration Update Seminars
4/10/2014   FY-2015 H-1B Lottery Applied to 172,500 Petitions
4/7/2014   FY-2015 H-1B CAP REACHED
3/3/2014   Chileans to Travel Visa-Free to the United States Starting May 1, 2014
2/27/2014   Seminar for Health Care Specialists and Researchers
2/14/2014   India: Changes to Tourist Visa Program
2/6/2014   Initiate New H-1B Petitions Now for Filing April 1st
1/28/2014   L-1 Site Visits Expand CIS Fraud Detection Program
1/8/2014   CBP Authorized to Search Travelers’ Electronic Devices
1/6/2014   Get Ready Now to File New H-1B Petitions April 1st