Allied Healthcare Workers

NVC Now Issuing 30-day Letters

Recently, in response to receiving civil documents, the NVC has begun issuing 30-day letters instead of the typical 60-days letters. Below is the text […]

DS-260 and the U.S. Selective Service

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. […]

Do You Need to Work as an RN After Your I-140 Is Approved But Before You Come to the US?

Do you need to work as an RN after your I-140 is approved but before you come to the US? This is a great […]

California Modifies Law Requiring Social Security Number for Professional Licenses to Allow for Use of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers; Doesn’t Help Most Foreign Born Healthcare Professionals

On September 28, 2014, the Governor of California signed into law a bill which modified the current law in California requiring the submission of […]

Growing Social Security Requirement Trend for Licenses Has Negative Effect on Foreign Educated Healthcare Professionals But is Probably Not Intended to Keep Them Out of the US

In response to our recent post regarding the growing trend of states requiring social security numbers in order to process RN license applications, we […]

The NVC Is Experiencing Processing Delays Due to Increase in Workload

The NVC has started sending letters indicating it is experience a significant increase in its workload which has resulted in slower processing times. Below […]

USCIS Informally Announces Initial 2013 H-1B Cap Numbers

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is reporting that USCIS informed participants at the CSC/VSC stakeholder engagement in Laguna Niguel, CA, on April 5, […]

When Will We Get the First 2013 H-1B Cap Count Update?

The question now on everyone’s mind is, when will we get our first 2013 H-1B cap count update from USCIS? Our best guess is sometime […]

Department of State Announces an Increase in Non-Immigrant Visa Fees for Mexican Citizens

The Department of State has announced a Final Interim Rule increasing the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant […]

H-1B Cap Series: What is an RFE?

A Request for Evidence (RFE) is a letter sent to the petitioner after a USCIS examiner has reviewed the petition and decided that additional […]