USCIS & CONSULAR UPDATES

USCIS offices throughout the country are cancelling immigrant interviews in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Local offices include, but are not limited, to Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

USCIS also announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions.   USCIS will resume premium processing for FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status no later than May 27, 2020; for all other FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions, premium processing will resume no earlier than June 29, 2020.

 

Several U.S. Consular Missions have announced that  they are cancelling or limiting nonimmigrant and immigrant visa appointments until further notice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many consulates are emailing applicants with appointment cancellations.  In addition, some consulates have refused applicants at interviews without providing reasons. It is suspected that these refusals are due coronavirus issues rather than the merits of the applications.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

MLG is committed to providing compassionate client service.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and are committed to providing prompt thought leadership on all immigration issues as they arise. MLG encourages employers, employees, and business partners affected by the pandemic to speak with their WR representative for individual guidance and support.

 

WORKING REMOTELY WITH LEGALLY-ON-THE-GO®️

MLG’s MyCase cloud-based server enables remote immigration processing and management. With an internet connection, we can track cases, complete questionnaires, and access immigration tools and reports through the secure MyCase client portal. Where possible, we encourage all existing clients with scheduled appointments to consider Skype, FaceTime, Telephonic and other such virtual means of communication.

Finally, if you feel a feverish, or have been exposed to the CoVID-19 virus, please call our offices at 7045755225 to reschedule your appointment.

MLG Team

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