H-4 Time Does Not Count Toward Maximum Period on H-2 or H-3 Status

A foreign national may be admitted to the United States in H-2A or H-2B status for a maximum period of three years. A foreign national may be admitted to the United States in H-3 trainee status for a period of up to two years, and an H-3 participant in a special education program may be admitted to the United States for a period of up to 18 months. At the end of the maximum period of stay, the...
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USCIS Emphasizes Rule Relaxations for Typhoon Victims

Natural catastrophes can affect your USCIS application, petition or immigration status, as they cannot be anticipated. USCIS recently emphasized the immigration relief assistance available to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan last week in the Philippines. The following options may be available to affected Filipono nationals: Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently...
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DHS Extends TPS for Somalia

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September 17, 2015. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through September 17, 2015, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The DHS has...
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