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Webinar Recap: Your Guide to Hiring Foreign Nationals

You’ve been asked to open a visa case for a new employee from overseas, but you have no experience hiring foreign nationals. Now what? Whether you’re new in your career or your company is new to immigration, we understand that the world of global mobility can be confusing. As an HR professional, you’re required to

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Understanding U.S. Work Visas: What’s the Difference?

Remembering U.S. work visas can often feel like alphabet soup – especially if you’re new to immigration program management. Each U.S. work visa available to foreign nationals comes with different eligibility requirements, offers varying lengths of work authorization and may or may not include the option for spouses and children to apply for dependent visas.

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October 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin

The October 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. For more details, please see below. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: New Visa Bulletin Charts The Visa Bulletin will now have two different charts because of the revised procedures. DOS will post two charts

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Green Card Interviews Update According to USCIS

Green Card Interviews Update The USCIS has announced that effective October 1, 2017, individuals adjusting status to a permanent resident will be required to attend an in-person interview with a USCIS officer before the permanent resident card can be approved. While this is currently standard practice for people obtaining a permanent resident card through a family-based

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Improving Insight: Recruitment Process

Envoy is dedicated to bringing you the best support for your immigration needs. We’re excited to announce the latest Envoy product update and upcoming releases – read on to find out how we are striving to improve your experience through continual improvement of our platform and service delivery, including improvement to the recruitment process. Added

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What Are the Most Common U.S. Work Visa Types?

For employers seeking skilled labor from the global marketplace, the U.S. immigration system offers various work visa types to fit different needs. For employers and workers alike, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the immigration process and the nuances involved in hiring foreign nationals. Here are some of the most common work visas

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USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants

We received notification from the USCIS that they plan to expand the interview requirement for green card applications. This policy will go into effect October 1, 2017. See the full announcement from USCIS here: ________________ WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit,

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Green card application process, I-480 and I-485 form requirements

GREEN CARD APPLICATION PROCESS The green card application process, fees, and total costs are changing constantly. It is important to stay up to date on the latest information. Following the approval of the PERM application, the employer can file a green card application by completing the following forms: I-140: the Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

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PERM Green Card Process and Recruitment

LABOR CERTIFICATION: THE PERM GREEN CARD PROCESS The PERM green card process exists to protect skilled U.S. workers from displacement by less-skilled foreign workers. Companies must prove that they took reasonable measures to first fill an open position with a U.S. based worker. This multi-step PERM green card process typically takes 10 to 12 months

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September 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin

The September 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. As a reminder, the USCIS announced that in July it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart. Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: New Visa Bulletin Charts The

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