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October 12, 2022
Chandni Shah

The Who, What, and When of H-4 EADs

As the processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to vary greatly and the option for premium processing remains uncertain, foreign employees are often left feeling unsure and anxious about potential gaps in work authorization. H-4 EAD holders...

May 03, 2022
Ana Valenzuela

DHS Announces Temporary Increase of the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization and Documentation for Certain Renewal Applicants

In light of increased processing times, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing a temporary increase of the automatic extension for certain renewal applicants in order to avoid a lapse in employment authorization and/or documentation while their applications remain...

February 14, 2022
Tahreem Kalam

Changes to H4 and L2 work authorization following USCIS Lawsuit Settlement

On November 10, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached a settlement in the Shergill v. Mayorkas class action lawsuit. As part of the settlement, USCIS agreed to update its policy relating to H-4 and L-2 spousal Employment Authorization...

October 11, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

Can I Expedite my EAD Application with USCIS?

A Form I-765 employment authorization document or EAD card, is a work permit document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that provides temporary employment authorization to noncitizens in the United States. Those on various non-immigrant visa...

July 07, 2021
Beata Leja

Which Categories of Employment Based Visas Allow Spouses to Work

There are many types of employment-based visas. These visas allow principal applicant to legally work in the United States, with some exceptions only for the petitioning employer. The H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 visas allow a non-citizen to be employed in...

Premium Processing Service Soon Available for EADs, H-4 Spouses, Those Seeking to Change to F-1 Student Status, EB-1 Multinational Managers & Executives & More!

On September 30, 2020, the President signed a bill that makes several important changes to premium processing, a service available for only certain immigration benefits applications where USCIS can expedite the processing of the application for an additional fee. Currently,...

Lawful Permanent Residents: Unemployment Benefits and the Impact on Naturalization

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being felt in every aspect of American society, as we endure shelter in place orders, social distancing guidelines, and closed schools, courts, and businesses. A substantial number of our nation’s workers are...

September 27, 2018
Tahreem Kalam

Talking Points for HR & Recruiters Dealing with Increased Anxiety Related to H-1B Transfers

H-1B workers are rightfully anxious these days. H-1B Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and denials are at an all-time high as a result of President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. In the 1st quarter of 2017, the USCIS...

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