USCIS Launches New Tool to Answer Questions

USCIS has launched a new virtual assistant named Emma to answer your US immigration related questions and enable you to find accurate information on the USCIS website.

Increases in H-1B and L-1 Fees

Petitioners must submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $4,500 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after December 18, 2015.

Tips on Filing H-1B Petitions

U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.

DHS Launches Known Employer Pilot Program

Under the Known Employer pilot, up to nine preselected employers will file applications requesting that USCIS predetermine that they meet certain requirements relating to certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa classifications.

USCIS proposes New Smart I-9

Employers are requried to complete and maintain I-9 forms for their employees. USCIS is proposing a new smart I-9 that it hopes will eliminate confusion for employers and employees.