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USCIS Announces Fee Increase For Premium Processing To $1,410

USCIS Announces Fee Increase For Premium Processing To $1,410

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • September 15, 2018

USCIS announced an increase in the premium processing fee for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, beginning on October 1, 2018. The premium processing fee will increase to $1,410.

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Clarification on STEM OPT Extension Reporting Responsibilities and Training Obligations

Clarification on STEM OPT Extension Reporting Responsibilities and Training Obligations

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • August 19, 2018

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced clarification for F-1 visa students completing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) participating in an Optional Practical Training Extension (OPT).

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Final Guidelines on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors

Final Guidelines on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • August 13, 2018

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) August 9, 2018 policy memorandum revises the calculation of unlawful presence of those under F, J, or M nonimmigrant visa status and their dependents during their stay in the United States.

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USCIS Adjudicator's Discretion in RFE NOID

USCIS Adjudicator's Discretion in RFE NOID

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • July 22 2018

In a new policy memorandum issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) last July 13, 2018, USCIS adjudicators are given discretion to deny applications, petitions, or requests without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) if the initial evidence is not submitted or if the evidence in the record does not establish eligibility.

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U.S. Department of State Vietnam Visa Approvals for May and June 2018

U.S. Department of State Vietnam Visa Approvals for May and June 2018

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • July 10, 2018

The U.S. Department of State ("DOS") has published a list of visa issuances for both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for the months of May and June 2018.

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How to Apply for Naturalization if your American Spouse is Stationed Abroad

How to Apply for Naturalization if your American Spouse is Stationed Abroad

  • Ryan Barshop

  • June 27, 2018

Vietnamese spouses of U.S. citizens are generally eligible for green cards and eventually U.S. citizenship based on their marriage.

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Changes in Immigration Policy

Changes in Immigration Policy

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • June 12, 2018

A series of small moves concerning the Trump Administration's immigration policy have recently been undertaken.

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Changes in the Accrual of Unlawful Status for foreign students in the United States

Changes in the Accrual of Unlawful Status for foreign students in the United States

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 14, 2018

On May 11, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed changes in the calculation of unlawful presence for students currently studying in the United States on an F-1, J-1 and M-1 visa.

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Fraud in Obtaining US Visas

Fraud in Obtaining US Visas

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • April 21, 2018

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese apply for a U.S. visa, whether it be for tourist purposes or to become an immigrant in order to live out the American dream.

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