LEGAL UPDATE: 04 Jan 2017

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SPECIAL ENROLMENT (EVUS) FOR CHINESE NATIONALS TRAVELLING TO THE UNITED STATES

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 07 Oct 2016

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EB-5 PROGRAM EXTENDED

On 29 September 2016 President Obama signed into law H.R. 5325 - Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act.  

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ARTICLE: 22 Aug 2016

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SHOULD YOU GIVE UP US CITIZENSHIP – AN IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVE
Written by Nita.icole Upadhye

Internet tycoons, pop stars and Hollywood actors are not the only ones renouncing US citizenship these days. Burdened with ever-increasing tax compliance regulations, onerous reporting obligations and mounting professional fees to accountants and advisors, ordinary Americans residing aboard are taking steps to simplify their lives by giving up US citizenship.

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ARTICLE: 04 Aug 2016

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THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON US IMMIGRATION
Written by Nita.icole Upadhye

Many of our clients are questioning whether Brexit has affected our business for better or for worse, given the significant number of British businesses we represent and our geographic location in the heart of London.  The effect of Brexit on our business has not been significant in these early days following the outcome of 23 June 2016 referendum to leave the European Union.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 23 Mar 2016

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CHANGES TO F–1 NONIMMIGRANT STUDENT VISA

The Department of Homeland Security is amending its F–1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training (OPT) for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from U.S. institutions of higher education.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 07 Mar 2016

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THE H-1B FILING DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions for foreign professionals subject to the annual cap on April 1, 2016 for a total of 5 business days.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 23 Jan 2016

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NEW VISA RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO IRAN, IRAQ, SYRIA AND SUDAN

The United States has begun implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act).

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LEGAL UPDATE: 09 Nov 2015

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GLOBAL ENTRY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BRITISH CITIZENS FROM 03 DECEMBER 2015

On November 3, 2015 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and UK Border Force officials announced the expansion of the Global Entry program to UK citizens.

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LEGAL UPDATE: 20 Sep 2015

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OBAMA URGES LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENtS TO BECOME US CITIZENS

The White House recently rolled out a national public awareness campaign to help almost nine million legal permanent residents overcome barriers to become U.S. citizens.

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