Gibney Partner and Immigration Practice Group leader Stephen Maltby addressed a group of expatriates on May 22nd at an event hosted by Kea New Zealand Global Network event. Joined by an international tax expert from CTS Tax Advisors, presentation topics included pre-departure and arrival considerations, long term stays, and applying for U.S. citizenship. Learn about Kea New Zealand Global Network: www.keanewzealand.com/
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Gibney Partner Lee Kinnally will join a panel of experts discussing the recently-enacted New York State Tax Levy Cap, which limits the annual increase of tax levies by local governments and school districts. The 2nd Annual Government Services Symposium will address public officials from counties, towns and villages and public school systems and will explore strategies for managing under the cap in these difficult economic times. The...Read More
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the June 2012 Visa Bulletin. Due to continued high demand, immigrant visa numbers for Chinese and Indian nationals in the employment-based second preference category (EB-2) have become unavailable. DOS has stated that the EB-2 category will remain unavailable for China and India for the duration of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 (i.e., through September 30, 2012), with visa numbers expected to become...Read More
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/Service Canada) implemented a new Accelerated Labor Market Opinion (A-LMO) initiative effective April 25, 2012. The initiative is aimed at improving efficiency by reducing processing times, streamlining the application process, and providing compliance guidelines.
By way of background, foreign nationals traveling to Canada for employment are required to obtain a work permit...Read More
On April 24, 2012, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that, as of April 20, 2012, approximately 25,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. In addition, USCIS has received approximately 10,900 H-1B petitions for aliens with U.S. advanced degrees.
Accordingly, USCIS reported a total of 35,900 H-1B cap cases filed for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, a marked increase from the last count of 30,300 only one week earlier.