The visa news provided are accurate at the time of publication.
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.
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.
On September 24, 2017, U.S. President Trump has announced a new order called "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public Safety Threats". This refers directly to the Executive Order 13780 issued in March 2017 and includes new entry restrictions for certain countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: