Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Work Permits

Deadline for Nepal TPS Registration is December 21

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a reminder that the deadline for eligible nationals of Nepal (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) to register for temporary protected status (TPS) is Monday, December 21, 2015. This deadline marks the end of the 180-day initial registration period. The TPS designation for Nepal… Read More

USCIS Updates Application for Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published an update to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The new edition is dated 11/04/15. Previous editions dated 02/13/15, 05/27/08, or later are also being accepted. See also: The latest I-765 edition is at  The related Federal Register notice is at  Other recent forms updates… Read More

President Obama Considers Changes To OPT Rules

When a foreign-born student graduates from an American university, he or she is often faced with a difficult choice: Do I return home, or try to remain in the United States? Most employers hope the student will choose the second option, which ensures the student will be able to put his or her training to… Read More

USCIS Advises Foreign Nationals Whose Work Permits Expire Before CNMI-Only Visa Categories Are Available

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 21, 2010, that it will grant parole-in-place status to certain foreign nationals in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Foreign nationals without umbrella permits whose work permits expire before new visa categories are available to them under federal immigration laws may be eligible for… Read More

USCIS Extends TPS Designation, Work Authorization for Somalians

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended (PDF) the designation of Somalia for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, from its current expiration date of September 17, 2009, through March 17, 2011. USCIS also automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of Somalia for six months,… Read More