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UNITED STATES: USCIS Reopens Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B Lottery

August 20, 2020

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently begun selecting additional, previously unselected H-1B registrations that were submitted in March 2020 for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B lottery. 

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UNITED STATES: New Entry Ban on Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers

June 23, 2020

Effective 24 June 2020, the suspension of entry for first-time immigrant visa applicants is extended until 31 December 2020 and extended to include foreign workers seeking to enter the US pursuant to certain nonimmigrant visa categories, who do not already hold valid visa stamps in their passports.

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UNITED STATES – USCIS Fiscal Year 2021 H-1B Cap Petitions May Be Submitted as of 1 April

April 2, 2020

On 1 April 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2021, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption, may now be submitted to USCIS if based on a valid selected registration.

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UNITED STATES: Entry Ban Extended to Schengen States, UK and Ireland

March 12, 2020

US President Donald Trump has announced the suspension of entry for travelers of any nationality who have been in the Schengen area in the previous 14 days.

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UNITED STATES: New Public Charge Regulations Expand Inadmissibility Criteria

February 5, 2020

DHS rule on public assistance that may make foreign nationals ineligible for permanent residence and other immigration benefits took effect January 30. 

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UNITED STATES: Travel Restrictions and Updated Process for Evaluating Foreign Country Compliance

February 3, 2020

The US president has signed a proclamation imposing new, tailored visa restrictions on six more countries that have failed to meet a series of security criteria.

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UNITED STATES: Dramatic Increases to Visa Issuance Fees for Australian Nationals

December 30, 2019

Effective 23 December 2019, Australian citizens applying for certain nonimmigrant visa categories in the United States face drastically higher visa fees.

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UNITED STATES: Electronic Registration Required for Upcoming H-1B Cap Season

December 10, 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will implement its new electronic registration process for H-1B applications for the upcoming H-1B lottery.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS Announces Various Changes to Immigration Fees

November 18, 2019

USCIS is increasing immigration fees, including premium processing and electronic registration fees. Also proposed are significant future fee increases.

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UNITED STATES: USCIS FY 2020 H-1B Cap and Premium Processing [UPDATED]

June 14, 2019

On 19 March 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a two-phase approach to premium processing for H-1B cap petitions when the FY 2020 filing period begins on 1 April 2019.

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