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AAO Adopted Decision, Matter of S-P-, Inc.
Posted on 22 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of S-P-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2018-01 (AAO Mar. 19, 2018) - "A beneficiary who worked abroad for a qualifying multinational organization for at least one year, but left its employ for a period of more than two years after being admitted... Read More

Matter of V-S-G- Inc., Adopted Decision 2017-06 (AAO Nov. 11, 2017)
Posted on 16 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to Matter of V-S-G-, Inc. , and here is a link to the USCIS Policy Memo . Nutshell: "Matter of V-S-G- Inc. clarifies that beneficiaries of valid employment-based immigrant visa petitions who are eligible to change jobs or employers... Read More

AAO Adopted Decision: Matter of I- Corp., Adopted Decision 2017-02 (AAO Apr. 12, 2017)
Posted on 14 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of I- Corp., Adopted Decision 2017-02 (AAO Apr. 12, 2017) - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of I- Corp. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision... Read More

AAO on “Physician of National or International Renown" - Matter of T-O-S-U-, Adopted Decision 2017-01 (AAO Jan. 4, 2017)
Posted on 6 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 4, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of T-O-S-U- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies... Read More

Matter of L-S-M-, Adopted Decision 2016-03 (AAO Feb. 23, 2016)
Posted on 17 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Policy Memo PM-602-0133 (May 13, 2016) - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of L-S-M- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy... Read More

Matter of H-V-P-, Adopted Decision 2016-01 (AAO Feb. 9, 2016)
Posted on 14 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 9, 2016 - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of H-V-P- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies... Read More

With Adopted Decision Matter of O-A-, USCIS Accepts Provisional Certificates As Evidence of Degree Completion - Michelle S. Velasco
Posted on 5 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, July 5, 2017 - "In a much welcomed move, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) established the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) decision Matter of O-A-, March 15, 2017, Appeal of... Read More

Matter of O-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2017-03 (AAO Apr. 17, 2017)
Posted on 19 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of O-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2017-03 (AAO Apr. 17, 2017) "Matter of O-A-, Inc. clarifies that USCIS must conduct a case-specific analysis to determine whether, at the time a provisional certificate is issued, a beneficiary has completed... Read More

AAO Adopted Decision on L-1A Essential Function Manager: Matter of Z-A-, Inc.
Posted on 21 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Z-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2016-02 (AAO Apr. 14, 2016) [1] - (1) While an L-1A function manager may use his or her business expertise to perform some operational or administrative tasks, he or she primarily must manage an essential function... Read More

AAO Adopted Decision: Matter of R-C-C-S-D- (Language Immersion School; Q-1 Program)
Posted on 27 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of R-C-C-S-D-, Adopted Decision 2016-04 (AAO Oct. 24, 2016) - (1) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may designate a language immersion school as an international cultural exchange program, such that the school may petition for teachers... Read More

New AAO Adopted Decision and USCIS Policy Memo: Matter of A-T- Inc, Adopted Decision 2017-04 (AAO May 23, 2017)
Posted on 31 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of A-T- Inc, Adopted Decision 2017-04 (AAO May 23, 2017) - Matter of A-T- Inc clarifies that, in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as... Read More