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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[…]

H-4 Visa Holders to Receive Work Permission Soon. Finally! Seattle Globlist Reports

The Seattle Globalist reported on the significant immigration change to come soon for H-4 visa holders.  At the moment, work permission is not given to this visa category.  However, from May 26th, 2015- USCIS will start accepting applications for work authorization from H-4 visa holders.  It generally takes 90 days for a work authorization to[…]

H4 EAD Comment Period Continues

The H4 EAD comment period is currently open and it is important that you leave a positive comment for the administration to take into account.  Like with all things, the opposition voice is loud. It is imperative that the positive voice is louder to drown out the opposition. Here is link to the official ‘tips’[…]

H4 Proposed Rule in Federal Register- Please Send Positive Comments!

The proposed rules for allowing work permission to certain H1b spouses are here! They will be officially published on May 12.  There will be a 60 day comment period from publication.  It is extremely important that we take action and send comments to ensure the rules are implemented.  Here is a link to the rules http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2014-10734_PI.pdf .[…]

Breaking news: Work permission for H4 visa holders- almost here!

Breaking news: H4 visa holders to get employment authorization and high-skilled immigrant retention proposals!   In the early hours of May 6, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security issued a press release proposing new regulations. Here is a summary: 1. H4 visa holders WILL get work authorization. The conditions will be that their H1b spouses have[…]

Immigration Reform: H4 Visa Holders- Have Your Voice Heard!

The bill for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is an overall positive bill and the Gang of Senators and all involved must be applauded for their efforts.  The Bill covers a lot of details.  Some of it was fought with much negotiation.  With that background, it is easy to see that some sacrifice and compromise is inevitable[…]