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U.S. immigration regulations - Entry requirements to the USA

President Trumps order includes entry restrictions for certain countries

The so-called Travel Ban applies to citizens of seven countries worldwide. Still, the legal challenges against the travel restrictions issued by president Trump continue and the controversy persists.

U.S. embassy and U.S. consulate in Turkey are now closed to new visa applications

U.S. visa stop in Turkey

The U.S. agencies in Turkey have suspended their consular activities and are as of now no longer issuing U.S. visas. It is explained below who will be affected by the provisional visa stop.

 Immigrants' social media data will be collected and stored soon

Social media data and immigration - New regulation for the collection of information

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will henceforth collect and store social media data of all persons with an immigration status, i.e. Green Card holders and naturalized persons.

Members of entry programs such as Global Entry benefit from website enhancements

CBP introduced new user-friendly Trusted Traveler Program website

On October 2017 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new Trusted Traveler Program website. Programs such as Global Entry and NEXUS are now more user-friendly.

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Trump contemplates cuts in J-1 visa sector

The U.S. authorities in Washington are planning a substantial cut in the area of ​​the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa. The discussed J-1 visa changes are set out below.

Companies and employees applying for e-visas are under scrutiny

U.S. work visas under scrutiny - more demanding conditions for companies

The majority of European companies still apply for work visas for their employees based on the E-registration of a U.S. company (E-1 Treaty Trader or E-2 Treaty Investor). There have been, however, changes concerning the Treaty Trader or Treaty Investor application process.

Issuance of U.S. visas is currently suspended in Russia

Russia suspends U.S. visa processing

On August 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of State announced that U.S. missions in Russia have temporarily stopped issuing all U.S. nonimmigrant visas.

U.S. authorities increase site visits for U.S. employers hiring foreign personnel on H and L visas

Increasing site visits for U.S. employers with H and L visa employees

Officials from the U.S. Fraud Detection and National Security agency (FDNS) have been conducting on-site inspections of U.S. employers with foreign employees on H-1B and L-1A or L-1B status since 2009. Employers in the U.S. should now prepare for increasing unannounced site visits.

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Executive Order enforced

State Department gives their position

As reported, parts of the disputed Executive Order from President Trump have come into effect based on a decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Until now there were uncertainties concerning the practicality and timing of implementing this 90-day travel ban for citizens of certain countries.

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Travel Ban Dispute

A Partial Victory for Trump

Since the beginning of the year in the USA, there has been an open political dispute over President Trump’s decreed travel ban for citizens of certain countries. The U.S. Supreme Court has now announced their decision for portions of the ban to take effect.

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U.S. Visa Seminar

"Assignment to the USA"

Save the date: The American Dream - US Visa Service invites to its first visa seminar, which will take place on September 15, 2017 at the Maritim Hotel Stuttgart. During our program, we will explain the complexity of the visa processes, discuss concrete examples, share our experiences, recommendations and answer your questions.

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Trump’s Executive Order

Its impact on visas and entry

President Donald Trump enacted the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” on Friday January 27th, 2017. The decision was put into force immediately and contains new, far-reaching policies impacting immigration regulations.

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Green Card Services

We now support Immigrant Visa applications

Over the years, in response to positive client feedback and requests, we have continuously expanded our services. This year is no different and we are pleased to announce that we can now assist all of our clients with applications for employment-based and family-based Green Cards and U.S. citizenship.

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H-1B CAP LIMIT REACHED

LOTTERY FOR THE LIMIT OF H1-B CAPS OF FISCAL YEAR 2017

As expected, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-1B cap for US Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 was reached after just a few days. This means that USCIS received more H-1B petitions for highly qualified workers than there are visas available under the H-1B cap. The lottery for the 85,000 H1-B caps in total already took place:


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