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USCIS Announces New Guidance on Form I-693 Validity Period

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced (PDF, 317.28 KB) that any Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was properly completed and signed by a civil surgeon on or after Nov. 1, 2023, does not expire and can be used indefinitely as evidence to show that the applicant is…

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USCIS to publish a revised and improved Form I-9 including an alternative procedure for remote examination of I-9 documents

USCIS will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on August 1, 2023. The new Form I-9 will be fillable on tablets or mobile devices and allow employers enrolled in E-Verify to indicate that they remotely examined identity and employment authorization documents under a new alternative procedure.To…

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USCIS News: USCIS Will Conduct a Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2024 H-1B Cap Registrations

USCIS in March 2023 conducted an initial random selection of submitted electronic registrations for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B cap. Only those petitioners with selected registrations for FY 2024 are eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS determined that they would need to select additional registrations to reach the…

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The Biden-Harris Administration will end Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

On May 1, 2023 the Biden-Harris administration will end Covid-19 vaccination requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11.  HHS and DHS also announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start…

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Certain F 1 Students Now Have Access to USCIS Premium Processing

USCIS announced on March 6, 2023 the expansion of premium processing for certain F-1 students seeking OPT, STEM OPT extensions who have a pending I-765, application for employment authorization, and wish to request a premium processing upgrade. Premium processing expansion for certain F-1 students will occur in phases, and students…

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We would like to welcome our newest attorney Sarah Antos to Serotte Law

We would like to welcome our newest attorney Sarah Antos to Serotte Law.  Sarah is a Senior Attorney at Serotte Law and focuses her practice on business and family immigration. Sarah has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 2007. She understands how overwhelming the immigration process can…

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Protecting Your H-1B Status:
“I’m on H-1B and just got laid-off. What do I do now?”

“I’m on H-1B and just got laid-off. What do I do now?”First of all, do NOT panic.Uncle Sam is not going to kick you out tomorrow. You have time to plan and act. In fact, you generally have at least 60 days to file another H-1B petition with a new…

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“I’m on H-1B and just got laid-off. What do I do now?”