Tag: DOS

December 22, 2015

Practice Alert: L-1 and H-1B Supplemental Fee Increases

As a result of the FY2016 omnibus appropriations bill passed on December 18, 2015, the supplemental fees for L-1 and H-1B petitions are increasing for companies that employ 50 or more employees in the United States and have more than 50 percent of their U.S. workforce in H-1B, L-1A, or L-1B nonimmigrant status. Specifically, the […]

October 01, 2015

All Embassies and Consulates Will Be Closed on October 9

The State Department informed that, due to a DOS consular systems upgrade, consular operations at all embassies and consulates will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9, 2015. Individuals who already have an appointment scheduled for that date will be contacted to reschedule. Application Service Centers (ASCs) connected to certain posts may also […]