O1 News Update

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Dolores Parisi (AKA Dolores Ninja) is an acclaimed Italian Dancer, Choreographer and Voguer based in Los Angeles, CA. (https://www.doloresninjaparisi.com) She is one of our longtime clients and we recently renewed her 4th three year O-1 visa! The case was filed on December 7, 2021 and was approved on January 25, 2022 with regular processing.  Dolores […]

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap. Important information is excerpted below: FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives […]

O-1 Visa – Extraordinary Achievement in Motion Picture & TV category

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As of January 2022, USCIS has announced that the higher O-1 standard of “extraordinary achievement” that is applied to those working in the Motion Picture & TV (“MPTV”) industry will be expanded to include internet content. Hence, streaming movies, web series, and web commercials will now be adjudicated under the MPTV standard of extraordinary achievement. […]

Important Announcement on Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

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Here’s an announcement from the U.S. Department of State on Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas. People who need to travel internationally and change visas can check it out. But please also check the website of the relevant abroad U.S. embassy or consulate to confirm the level of services currently offered and to […]

2021 Overview

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Nearly 100 cases O-1 Cases were filed in 2021 and 99% of cases were approved outright without a Request for Evidence (“RFE”).  See The Approvals Charts Here ⇨ We continue to successfully process Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O-1) cases. Nearly 100 O-1 cases were filed in 2021 and 99% were approved without a […]

2020 Overview  

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 Over 100 O-1 Approvals in 2020   Our office filed 112 O-1 cases in 2020. 111 cases were approved. 98 cases were approved outright without a Request for Evidence (“RFE”).    See The Approvals Chart Here ⇨ In December 2020, we had an O-1 Approval for Health Communications Specialist, Imre Varju. Dr. Varju is a Fulbright Scholar who is an MD. […]

H1B Update

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The Immigration Service (“USCIS”) has announced the H-1B Registration Process Timeline for 2021 as follows: March 9: H-1B registration period opens at noon ET. March 25: H-1B registration period closes at noon ET. March 31: Date by which USCIS intends to notify selected registrants. April 1: The earliest date that FY 2022 H-1B cap-subject petitions […]

 
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