This eNewsletter from the Murthy Law Firm is your weekly source of information on U.S. immigration law.
VOL. XXVI, no. 19; May 2022, week 2
Posted : 13.May.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. FAQs on Completing Form DS-160
Posted May 9, 2022

A foreign national who requires a nonimmigrant visa to travel to the United States normally must fill out form DS-160, an online nonimmigrant visa application. Consular officers use the information entered in the DS-160 to process the visa application and determine an applicant’s eligibility for the nonimmigrant visa (NIV). The following provides answers to frequently asked questions related to the form DS-160. Read more.

2. June 2022 Visa Bulletin

Posted May 12, 2022

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2022 Visa Bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified.  Read more.

On Our Minds & In Our
Community: Blog & Forum

3. Forum Topic of the Week: F-1 to H1B Transition Questions/Issues
This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions about transitioning from F-1 status to H1B status.  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.
  • A few months ago, I applied for a B-1/B-2 visa to attend a specific conference. The visa was issued, but there was then a change in plans and I did not attend the conference. I now wish to get to the U.S. to attend a different conference. Can I use the existing B-1/B-2 visa, or do I need to reapply?  Answer
  • My wife and I both need to apply for new visa stamps, and we are both eligible for dropbox appointments. I was able to schedule my appointment in the near future, but there were no slots available for my wife for several months. Do we each need separate dropbox appointment slots, or can she just apply with me during my slot?  Answer
  • I reside in Canada and have been offered an IT position by a Canadian company that distributes marijuana. The company’s activities are legal under Canadian law. I have family in the U.S. If I accept this job, will it prevent me from being admitted to the U.S. as a visitor?  Answer

On the Calendar: Events

Teleconference: L1A/L1B Overview
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01.Jun.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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