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USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule

On Dec. 14, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision.

Although the IER was published during the previous administration with an… Continue reading

USCIS Updates Policy to Ensure Petitioners Meet Burden of Proof for Nonimmigrant Worker Extension Petitions

USCIS posted this article on its website. For more information, please go to:\


WASHINGTON — Under updated policy guidance (PDF, 97 KB), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is instructing its officers to apply the… Continue reading

Trademark Application

Trademark Application Process

After forming your business, you may need to use trademarks to distinguish the source of your business goods and services. Applications are registered through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and must be filed in… Continue reading

USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

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USCIS announced on July 19, that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process. USCIS previously announced on May… Continue reading

DHS Delays International Entrepreneur Rule “Start-up Visa”

The Department of Homeland Security delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule to March 14, 2018. The rule was scheduled to go into effect on July 17, 2017. The Department explained in its published announcement that the delay… Continue reading