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Latest Immigration Updates

Nov 6 2020
We have just become aware of the new requirements for travelers bound for China that will go into effect on November 6th.  These requirements have been put in place by the Chinese government in order to control the spread of COVID 19, and require that all passengers take nucleic acid and IgM anti-...
Oct 9 2020
On October 1 the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act was signed into law. This Act will increase the premium processing fee for H-1B petitions, which shortens the processing time at USCIS to 15 days, from the current $1440 to $2500. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and we...
Sep 25 2020
DHS Proposal to Shorten F and J Length of Stay A new rule was proposed today, September 25th, 2020, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which concerns international students and scholars in F and J status. 
Aug 13 2020
Dear International Students, We are following up on the announcement you may have seen from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne that after serious consideration, and due to the continuing public health challenge created by COVID-19, the university will not be able to invite first-year,...
Aug 12 2020
Since March 2020, a COVID travel ban has been in effect on foreign nationals for those who have been present in the Schengen Zone countries for the 14 days prior to seeking entry to the U.S. Foreign nationals who had been present in the UK and Ireland were banned shortly after.