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Interim regulations have been issued to implement 20,000 additional new H-1B visas for those with U.S. Master's degrees. Click here for the full text of the regulation. (5/5/2005)
New procedures for arriving nonimmigrants ("U.S. Arrival") (12/9/04)
The Dept. of State will stop accepting applications for stateside visa revalidation as of July 6, 2004. After that date all visas (even renewal visas) must be issued at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. (6/11/04).
New Streamlined Procedure For Obtaining Mexican TN Visa. With the oversubscribedH-1B quota, other types of working visas are becoming more useful for bringing foreign professionals into the U.S. As of 2004, Mexican nationals can obtain TN (NAFTA) visas simply by applying at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy. The requirement of first applying to the Dept. of Labor and the INS (now DHS), in place for a decade, has been abolished. Full text of Memo. (January 1, 2004)
The State Department has announced stricter guidelines in issuing L-1B visas based on "specialized knowledge" (2/24/04)
Full text of 2002 law providing exemption from 6-year H-1B limit in certain cases
Canadian landed immigrants can no longer visit the U.S. without a visa
INS Issues Warning About Travel Using Advance Parole (11/18/02)
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