This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 31; August 2022, week 1
Posted : 05.Aug.2022

This eNewsletter is a digest of all news, blogs, and events posted on MurthyDotCom in the last week. The information provided should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute an engagement of the Murthy Law Firm. Full Disclaimer available.


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USCIS Site Visits: What to Expect
Now, more than ever, companies that employ H1B and/or L-1 workers must be prepared for a surprise visit from the USCIS. The prospect of playing unexpected host to a government representative may send chills up the spines of many employers, but it doesn't have to. First, read USCIS Site Visits: What to Expect for an overview of what these site visits are like. Then, speak with a Murthy Law Firm attorney who can help make sure you're ready for any unexpected visitors!

Immigration Beat: News

1. Change in Method of Scheduling 221(g) Appointments in India
Posted August 2, 2022

The U.S. consulates in India have recently altered the method for a visa applicant to appear for a follow-up appointment following a 221(g) refusal. The new process appears to be an improvement over the prior method, which required the applicant to schedule the follow-up appointment via the CGI Federal portal.  Read more.

2. USCIS Extends Flexibilities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted August 4, 2022

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced two accommodations being made related to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, the USCIS again has extended the response time flexibility, initially announced on March 20, 2020. Second, the USCIS has made permanent the policy that allows all benefit forms and documents to be submitted with reproduced original signatures.  Read more.

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

3. Forum Topic of the Week: Change of Status Issues
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding change of status issues.  Read more.

You Want to Know: FAQs

Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more FAQs here.
  • My I-485 is pending and I was issued an RFE for my updated medicals. Does this mean my green card is about to be approved?  Answer
  • I am in H1B status and, prior to moving to a new project, my employer filed an H1B amendment for me. Can I travel while that case is pending?  Answer
  • If I get a U.S. master’s degree while in H-4 status, would that make me eligible for next year’s H1B master’s cap, or do I have to be in F-1 status to qualify?  Answer

On the Calendar: Events

Teleconference: Timing Issues – Green Card / H1B Extensions
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07.Sep.2022 at 2pm (Eastern Time, U.S.)
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Visa Bulletin & Processing Times
Visa Bulletin & Processing Times
Important to those going through the U.S. immigration process are the visa bulletin from the Department of State and processing times at the USCIS service centers. 
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