USCIS Updates Rejection Criteria for I-129

Beginning August 5, 2019,  the USCIS will reject Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, petitions that do not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of Form I-129. DHS Regulations require that all forms are...

Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

The USCIS has instituted a new policy which will change the process of accruing unlawful presence for certain mon immigrants. The new policy memo changes the time line for accruing unlawful presence for  F, J and M nonimmigrants, and their dependents, admitted or...

Policy Change: Request for Evidence and Notice to Appear

In a new policy memo issued July 13, 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided updated guidelines to its officers which makes it easier to deny H-1B applications without issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)....

Who can sign Immigration forms?

The USICS issued a final policy memorandum clarifying who can sign immigration forms.  The February 15, 2018 memo, confirmed that “petitioners and applicants who seek immigration benefits must provide a valid signature on forms submitted.”    The USCIS...