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Deadline to Apply to Add 7 Months to a 17-Month STEM OPT for F-1 Visa Students

August 8 is the deadline to Apply to Add 7 Months to a 17-Month STEM OPT Extension If you currently have a 17-month STEM OPT extension, you may apply to add 7 months to your STEM OPT period. F-1 Students may apply to add 7 months to their 17-month ST… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Publishes Updates to Forms

In June, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated several commonly used forms. These include: Form 910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation; Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative; Form G-28I,… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Improves Visa Appointment Scheduling

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that it has updated it’s InfoPass Appointment Scheduler, which can be used to make appointments for general inquiries at USCIS field offices. New features include a mapping function t… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Forms Update

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated the following forms: Form 910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation; Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative; Form G-28I, Notice of Entr… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

New Regulation Imposes Stricter Reporting Requirements for Employers of Foreign Students

8 CFR 214 & 8 CFR 274, also referred to as “The STEM OPT Rule”, recently went into effect on May 10, 2016 impacting foreign university students seeking an extension of post graduate training. Foreign students participate in Optional Practical… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Completes the H-1B Cap Lottery for FY2017

As reported by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, on 4/9/16 to select enough petitions to meet the FY2017 H-1B cap. USCIS received over 236,000 H-1B petitions dur… Read More
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Categories: H-1B

U.S. Department of State Releases the April 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the April 2016 Visa Bulletin. This is the seventh Visa Bulletin for the 2016 fiscal year (FY2016). View the April 2016 Visa Bulletin with immigrant numbers for April 2016. Read More
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Categories: Visa Bulletin

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment-Based Inventory Statistics

USCIS provides I-485 employment-based (EB) inventory statistics updated on 1/12/16, including a chart with EB I-485 inventory pending at service centers and field offices, as well as charts broken down by individuals born in “all other chargeabilit… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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