USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS announced on July 8, 2016, that it has returned all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.

USCIS previously announced on May 2, 2016, that it completed data… Continue reading

Information of K-1 forms for EB-5 investors

EB-5 investors will receive a K-1 form from the partnership of their EB-5 investment during tax season. Some investors may feel somewhat confused after receiving this new form and may not understand the content or know what the form is… Continue reading

Fake University set up by DHS for Student Visa Fraud Arrests

The New York Times posted the news article “New Jersey University Was Fake, but Visa Fraud Arrests Are Real” on April 5, reporting that a fake university was set up by the Homeland Security Department for a student visa fraud… Continue reading

Good News! Final Rule Extending STEM OPT to a Maximum of 36 Months

Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday, March 11, 2016, the final rule is to strengthen and enhance the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The… Continue reading

Carrying on Business III: Obtaining a Federal Tax ID Number for a Foreign-owned U.S. Business

Once the Responsible Party has been established, Form SS-4 will ask for an identification number for the responsible party which can be:

  • Social Security Number
  • Individual Tax Identification Number
  • Employment Identification Number (if the Responsible Party is an entity)

This… Continue reading