Month: April 2012

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Department of State Raises Non-Immigrant Visa Application Fees

The Department of State announced that it raised non-immigrant visa application fees as of April 13, 2012. Consular fees for most employment-based visas, such as, H1 B, H2, L, O and P have increased to $190. Visa fees for visitor, student, journalist and many other visa types are now $160. Fees for E visas are $270 and fees for fiancée visas are $240.

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Triggering 10-Year Bar

In a recent decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that an individual who leaves the United States based on advance parole is not considered to have departed the United States for purposes of triggering the 10 year bar under Immigration and Nationality Act section 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II).

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H-1B Cap Update

USCIS reports that as of April 13, 2012 it has receipted more than 30,000 H-1B petitions, which is more than one 3rd of the 85,000 allotment.

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Triggering 10-Year Bar

In a recent decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that an individual who leaves the United States based on advance parole is not considered to have departed the United States for purposes of triggering the 10 year bar under Immigration and Nationality Act section 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II).

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