United Kingdom: Global Talent Visa (Fast Track)

UKVI announced that they are introducing new fast track visa to attract Global Talent in STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) which would be designated under Tier-1 (Exceptional Talent) for an exceptional qualifying individual meeting the qualifying criteria’s would be granted with initial visa for 3 years with no bar/ compulsions for the individuals to secure job or minimum salary requirements before entering in the UK. Dependants can join main applicant and are eligible to work in the UK without any restrictions. After 3 years upon meeting qualifying requirements one can apply for indefinite leave to remain the UK.

The Legacy and End of Military Parole in Place (PIP)

Parole in Place (PIP) is an immigration process that allows US-based family members of American military personnel to “adjust status” and become US permanent residents without leaving the country (USCIS Policy Memorandum PM-602-0091, November 15, 2013). PIP reflects the belief that the United States government should provide support to family members of military personnel. Unfortunately, PIP policy is set to end soon.

Important Changes to EB-5 Visa Program

On July 24, 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The final rule will create substantial changes to the program effective November 21, 2019.

Form I-140 Approval and Withdrawal

Form I-140 approval is an important step in the employment-based green card journey. However, employers can change their mind about a sponsorship decision at any time. Employers can withdraw Form I-140 after it is approved, which will absolve them of any liability towards an individual.

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