Over the past two years, lawyers, employers, and H-1B beneficiaries have suspected USCIS raised its standard of proof for H-1B visa approval without any new law, regulation, or notice to the public. This was evidenced anecdotally with jobs that had never before been called into question for meeting H-1B specialty occupation requirements suddenly being hit with an unprecedented rate of RFEs instead of approvals, like computer programmer and engineer.
When USCIS released its H-1B Employer Da
New Zealand Nationals Eligible for E-1 and E-2 Nonimmigrant Classifications
Certain New Zealand nationals can now request a change of status to the E-1 nonimmigrant trader classification and the E-2 nonimmigrant investor classification under Public Law 115-226. Beginning June 10, eligible New Zealand nationals already in the United States in a lawful nonimmigrant status can file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, to request a change of status to E-1 or E-2 cla
USCIS is now offering digital Delivery of FOIA Document Requests. You simply create an account to request copies of Immigration Documents. Check out the new digital delivery for FOIA requests! Sign up for a free USCIS online account and receive your FOIA response electronically https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/
More Information on FOIA Request and a Sample letter if you choose not to file Electronically!
May 22, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
You may file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, online if you are applying as a single applicant (without co-applicants, or legal or accredited representation) to extend your stay and you hold status as a:
B-1 temporary visitor for business;
B-2 temporary visitor for pleasure;
F-1 academic student with a specific status expiration dat