Employer-Based Immigration Law

Another Request for Evidence – Oh No!

Are Requests for Evidence Inevitable? I am afraid so. We and all of our colleagues, despite submitting enormous filings containing evidence on every conceivable point, are seeing Requests for Evidence (RFE) in nearly all of our cases. These days a case that goes through without an RFE is the exception and not the rule. We… Read more »

Green Card Medical Exam

Every applicant for a green card must undergo a medical exam from an immigration approved physician and must be up to date on all required vaccinations. The results of the exam must be sealed in an envelope by the physician and submitted unopened to USCIS. However, you absolutely must request a photocopy of the exam… Read more »

Maintenance of Status

Three tips – applying for an employment-based green card: Maintenance of Status By statute and by policy memo USCIS can only evaluate whether you have maintained status from the date of your last valid legal entry until the filing of your adjustment of status in an employment-based green card context. Failure to maintain status through… Read more »

Overhaul of employment-based immigration

Major overhaul of employment-based immigration to go into effect at end of this month! Attention Employers: On March 28, 2005, a new system of rules known as PERM will go into effect for obtaining certification by the Department of Labor. Such certification is normally required as the first step in the permanent residence application process… Read more »

The “Visa Animals” Security Clearances

Security Clearances for Visa Processing at Consulates Abroad Changes in Visa Application Procedures On August 1, 2003 the United States Consular Posts made dramatic changes to Visa Application procedures. In the past, applicants were originally allowed to send their information by mail or through a courier (or travel) service, and then received their passport with… Read more »