News Update: USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

Another concerning announcement coming from USCIS regarding a revised Form I-539 and new Form I-539A, including a new biometrics fee requirement of $85 for many categories of applicants, including those applying for H-4 status.   Copied from USCIS:   We have revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish the revised form on our[…]

The Importance of Maintaining Status When Laid Off

In recent months, I have been seeing a large number of people being laid off from work.  Not surprising given the current economic conditions.  However, if you are in the United States on a work visa, particularly on an H1-b visa, what should you do when you are laid off? If you are on an[…]