On March 11, 2014 the US Citizenship & Immigration Services introduced form I-910 (Application for Civil Surgeon Designation). This form seeks to centralize the process for civil surgeon designation applications. Previously, physicians seeking Civil Surgeon Designation needed to go through their local USCIS field office. The new I-910 application is adjudicated at the National Benefits…Read more
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Change Extension of Non-Immigrant Status
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Concurrent filing of I-140 and I-485.
Although concurrent filing of the I-140 and the adjustment of status is very beneficial to most of our clients, there are numerous issues and complexities that remain unresolved. Moreover, this new rule combines different applications and immigration laws that further complicate matters. Such unresolved issues include whether the USCIS will adjudicate the I-140 first or…Read more
PERM for universities and college teachers.
Special Handling cases are employer sponsored labor certification applications, which are limited to teaching positions at qualified educational institutions. Many of the restrictive elements of the normal PERM process are absent in Special Handling, which provides a great PERM option for teaching positions at accredited institutions of higher education. Special Handling recruitment and advertising are…Read more
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