The final fee rule will increase the average application and petition fees by approximately 10 percent. Form No. Application/Petition Description Existing Fees (effective through Nov. 22, 2010 Adjusted Fees (effective beginning Nov. 23, 2010) I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $290 $365 I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant … [Read more...] about Advance Parole, EAD and other filing fees increase from Nov 23, 2010
According to the most recent USCIS policy memo, yes you must file a new I-485 if you upgrade. Anecdotal evidence from the field, however, suggests that this policy is being ignored by a substantial number of service center adjudicators. Many applicants have successfully upgraded without having to file new I-485 applications. The most recent policy memorandum on this subject … [Read more...] about After I upgrade from EB3 to EB2, do I have to file a new I-485?
We receive questions on a daily basis about H4 visas and status. For this reason, we have decided to create a FAQ in the hope of demystifying these issues. Q: I have an H4. If my spouse changes jobs, can I still use my existing H4 visa? A: Yes. H4 visas depend on two things: The continuing relationship between the H1B and the H4, and the H1B remaining in lawful status as an … [Read more...] about H4 visas and status demystified
Many people who have filed for adjustment of status want or need to maintain H1B status while their AOS application is being processed. In some cases, when they go abroad to apply for a new H1B visa, they encounter difficulties and ask if they can return to the United States using their advance parole. Anyone who has filed for adjustment of status should also apply for advance … [Read more...] about Going abroad to apply for an H visa, encountering problems, returning with AP
Social networking site data continues to be a problem for people applying for benefits with the USCIS. You should assume that when you file something, or something is filed on your behalf, the CIS adjudicator is going to look you up on LinkedIn, MySpace, FaceBook and whatever else is out there. If the entries you have made on social networking sites don’t match your application … [Read more...] about Social Networking Sites and H1-B