Excerpts from Jan. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Draft Template for I-129 L-1 RFE Posted, More

Draft Template for I-129 L-1 RFE Posted USCIS posted a draft template for requests for evidence relative to intra-company transferees on December 15, 2011. It will be available for comment until January 17, 2012, and can be found at http://www.uscis.gov > Outreach > Feedback Opportunities. The...

CBP Standards for Accepting and Adjudicating I-129 Petitions for L-1 Intracompany Transferee Petitions for Canadian Citizens under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

CBP Standards for Accepting and Adjudicating I-129 Petitions for L-1 Intracompany Transferee Petitions for Canadian Citizens under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - CBP, Jan. 3, 2012 .

USCIS: Important Information on Form I-129 H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B Petitions

"If an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an extension of stay or change of status request was due to the government shutdown, USCIS will consider the government shutdown as an extraordinary circumstance and excuse the...

Temporary Accommodation for Form I-129 H-2A Petitions

"With the reopening of the federal government, USCIS has been informed that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification is once again accepting and processing applications, including Temporary Labor Certifications (TLCs). On Oct. 21, 2013, DOL issued an announcemen...

Notice to H-2A Stakeholders: Accommodation PDFs will Continue Through November 18th

"On October 21st, OFLC announced, as a temporary accommodation not to exceed 30 days, it would send an Adobe PDF of an approved certification to H-2A employers and authorized representatives. That accommodation will be continued through November 18, 2013." - DOL, Oct. 28, 2013 .