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The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has recently changed its policy regarding the adjudication of Advance Parole Travel Document applications (Form I-131).
The Advance Parole Travel Document (“Advance Parole”) is a travel authorization granted to qualified applicants of pending Form I-485 Adjustment of Status Applications. With the exception of H, K, L, and V visa holders, beneficiaries of pending Adjustment of Status Applications are prohibited from traveling internationally until they are issued an Advance Parole by the USCIS. An adjustment applicant who departs the United States before the Advance Parole is issued will have his or her adjustment of status application denied based on abandonment.
Until May 1, 2017, all citizens of Bulgaria, Romania, and Brazil were required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (“TRV”) before applying for admission to Canada. However, as of May 1, 2017, many citizens of these countries are now permitted to enter Canada without a TRV.
"There will be dire skills shortages" warns Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal, while speaking to Forbes Magazine on Brexit's impact on immigration in the UK. As head of the Employment and Immigration practice she and her team provide advice and help for businesses on immigration issues. And as she sees it, UK companies of all sizes are making plans that, in some cases, include relocation.
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On the day that Theresa May triggered Article 50 to begin the formal process of the UK's divorce from the European Union, Mike Johnson of the BBC World Service and presenter of the BBC World Business Report interviews Clarkslegal's Chairman Michael Sippitt.
You can listen to the full programme here. To hear Michael Sippitt's interview, please start the playback at 06:00 minutes
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of Monday, April 3, 2017, it will not accept Premium Processing requests for H-1B visa petitions for a temporary period expected to last up to six (6) months. This applies to all H-1B visa petitions, including extensions, amendments, cap-exempt and new employment petitions, such as those to be submitted in the FY18 Bachelor’s and Master’s Caps. USCIS has indicated that the suspension is required to eliminate the backlog on long-pending H-1B visa petitions. Starting on April 3, 2017, USCIS will reject any H-1B visa petition that is filed with a Form I-907 and one (1) combined check for the I-129 filing fees and the I-907 filing fee.