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National Visa Center (NVC) Immigrant Visa Processing Timeline – Ten Basic Steps

By |February 27th, 2015|

Based on the number of questions we have received in the comments about the timeline for processing an immigrant visa case (green card) through […]

H-1B Series: Is It Possible to Use a Start Date Later Than October 1 for an H-1B Filed in the H-1B Cap Lottery?

By |February 27th, 2015|

Is it possible to use a start date later than October 1 for an H-1B filed in the H-1B cap lottery?

This is an interesting […]

USCIS Teleconference Yields Additional Information About New H-4 EAD Regulation

By |February 26th, 2015|

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, USCIS held a teleconference in order to provide more information about the recently published regulation extending employment authorization to […]

DS-260 and the U.S. Selective Service

By |February 26th, 2015|

In some circumstances, prior to coming to the United States, certain individuals may be required to fill out form DS-260, Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application. […]

What Does a 60 Day Letter From the NVC Look Like?

By |February 26th, 2015|

Ever wondered what a 60 Day Letter from the NVC looks like? Below is one we recently received, with the relevant information redacted. Note […]

H-1B Series: Do You Need an Attorney to File an H-1B Petition?

By |February 26th, 2015|

Do you need an attorney to file an H-1B visa petition?

Good question. USCIS regulations do not require an employer to use an attorney to file […]

H-1B Series: I’m Currently Enrolled in a US Master’s Degree Program But Will Not Finish Until May 2015. Should I Apply for the Master’s Cap in 2015 Since I Will be Finished Before October 1?

By |February 25th, 2015|

I’m currently enrolled in a US master’s degree program but will not finish until May 2015. Should I apply for the Master’s cap in 2015 […]

USCIS Has Published the Final Regulation for H-4 Visa Holder Employment Authorization Applications, Effective May 26, 2015

By |February 24th, 2015|

On February 24, 2015, USCIS published the final rule (regulation) allowing certain H-4 holders to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Not all H-4 […]

H-1B Series: Does Every H-1B Petition Require an Educational Evaluation?

By |February 24th, 2015|

Does every H-1B petition require an educational evaluation? No.

H-1B petitions filed for individuals who completed academic programs at accredited colleges and universities in the US […]

Save the Date! HLG 2015 Healthcare Symposium Set for May 1 in New York City

By |February 23rd, 2015|

Save the date for the Hammond Law Group, LLC 2015 Healthcare Symposium, which has been set for Friday, May 1, 2015 in New York […]