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August 2010

New ESTA Application Fee for US Visitors

Filed August 24, 2010 in Temporary Visas, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

people walking through the airport 139678497On September 08, 2010, a new ESTA application fee of $14 will take effect for travelers to the US coming from Visa Waiver countries. ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) applications and approvals are required for travelers from Visa Waiver countries who are not required to have a US visa. more »

Additional H-1B Visa, L-1 Visa Fees Effective

Filed August 20, 2010 in Temporary Visas, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , , ,

57th Street, NYCAdditional H-1B visa and L-1 visa petition fees required by new legislation (PL 111-230) targeting certain Indian information technology companies are effective immediately. The new fees will remain effective through September 30, 2014. more »

Certain H-1B Visa, L-1 Visa Fees Raised

Filed August 14, 2010 in Temporary Visas, under Legislation , tagged , ,

binary code green 149800297On August 13, 2010, President Obama signed a $600 million Border Security Bill (HR 6080) providing additional resources for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Court system to increase security and enforcement and imposing additional H-1B visa and L-1 visa fees on certain employers. more »

O-1 Denials Investigated

Filed August 10, 2010 in Temporary Visas, under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

Wall of granite blocks Great Zimbabwe Ruins 139393655Due to an outcry from immigration practitioners, the film industry, the performing arts community and various research institutions, in the summer of 2010, USCIS has been investigating O-1 visa and P visa denials and requests for further evidence (RFEs), which have increased dramatically over the past 18 months.  more »


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