Reports have surfaced that some U.S. consulates are denying H-1B visa applications on the ground that the certified Labor Condition Application referenced the incorrect wage level for the position. This can mean significant staffing issues for employers expecting workers on H-1B visas.

In about a month, beneficiaries of FY 2014 H-1B petitions will be able

As previously reported, over the past several weeks, a number of U.S. consulates were temporarily closed due to security concerns creating processing delays for U.S. visa applicants.  Consular posts in 20 cities, including all three posts processing visas in Saudi Arabia, were closed from August 5 through August 10 in conjunction with a worldwide travel

Author:  Helen Pihlstrom.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has provided additional guidance on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor ruling, which invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act. In a Frequently Asked Questions, last updated on August 2, 2013, USCIS addresses in more detail how it will handle