08 Nov 2019

NewsFlash! USCIS Proposes to Increase Filing Fees for Most Immigration Benefits

This evening, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed rule to increase filing fees for most types of applications and petitions. It would also add a number of new fees and change certain other immigration benefit request requirements. The proposed rule is...

07 Nov 2019

I have an L1A visa stamp in my passport and a B-1/B-2 visa stamp. If I want to come to the U.S. for 1 week on vacation. If I enter using my B-1/B-2, will that cause my L1A stamp to be revoked?

Answer There is no prohibition against having multiple visa "stamps" in one's passport. Entering the U.S. using one's B-1/B-2 visa typically would have no impact on the L1A visa. (07.Nov.2019)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE...

07 Nov 2019

I am about to file my N-400 application for naturalization. However, my birth certificate does not have my name on it. Will this create a problem with my N-400?

Answer Typically, a birth certificate is not a mandatory document for the filing of a naturalization application. (07.Nov.2019)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here.Access more FAQs here. Copyright © 2019, MURTHY LAW FIRM....

04 Nov 2019

NewsFlash! Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Health Insurance Requirement for Admission on Immigrant Visa

On November 2, 2019, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) that prevents enforcement of President Trump's executive order that would have required a foreign national requesting admission on an immigrant visa to have qualifying health insurance. The rule had been scheduled to...

31 Oct 2019

My STEM OPT was approved through July 2021. My H1B was selected in this year’s lottery, but it was just denied. Can I keep working based on my STEM OPT?

Answer Normally, an H1B change-of-status denial would have no impact on one's current status or eligibility to continue working in STEM OPT. (30.Oct.2019)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here.Access more FAQs here. Copyright...