03 Nov 2016

Most USCIS Filing Fees to Increase on Dec 23, 2016

On October 24, 2016 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice in the Federal Register announcing an increase in filing fees for most types of immigration filings. These fee increases are scheduled to go into effect December 23, 2016. USCIS Rationale for Fee...

20 Oct 2016

November 2016 Visa Bulletin Check-in: Explanations and Predictions

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), supplies monthly visa bulletin explanations. This month's update related to the November 2016 Visa Bulletin includes insights into the employment-based, second preference category for India and China, as...

10 Oct 2016

Can I start working after USCIS notification of EAD card production, but before receiving the physical card?

Answer This is generally not be possible, because one in this situation is normally unable to properly complete an I-9 form. (10.Oct.2016)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat...

22 Sep 2016

Immigration Basics: Government Agencies Involved with U.S. Immigration

In order to assist MurthyDotCom readers in their navigation of the complex immigration maze, this brief outline describes the main government entities involved in the immigration process of foreign nationals coming to the United States. The immigration process includes the granting of immigration benefits, as...

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