United States, 15th October: USCIS issues record number of ‘Requests for Evidence’ for US L1A and L1B visas.
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USCIS issues Record Number of ‘Requests for Evidence’ for US L1A and L1B Visas— USCIS issues Record Number of ‘Requests for Evidence’ for US L1A and L1B Visas. Yes, this has been revealed by the Maria Odom, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman.
“USCIS issues Record Number of ‘Requests for Evidence’ for US L1A and L1B Visas. “
As per the CIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) report, the USCIS(US Citizenship and Immigration Services) is issuing record number of RFEs(Requests for Evidence) for L1A and L1B visas. The CIS report stated that the USCIS has been frustrating employers with processing delays.
US L1 visa—US L1 visa happens to be a non-immigrant visa. It allows firms operating outside the US to transfer some classes of their workforce to an existing or a new US branch of business from its overseas operations.
The US L1A visa category is meant for foreigners who are working as managers and executives. They can live in the US for a maximum period of up to seven years. The US L1B visa category enables maximum stay of up to five years for those having specialized knowledge.
Several processing inconsistencies in US L1 visa—As per the report by the CIS, there are several inexplicable US L1 visa processing inconsistencies. This is resulting in dissatisfaction among employers. There has been an increase of 55 percent in the number of filings for L1A visa RFEs at California Service Center. This is the record high level in the last two decades.
It also needs to be worth notable that the percentage of RFEs dropped to 29 percent(from 44 percent in the fiscal year 2014) in the fiscal year 2015 at the Vermont Service Center. The reason seems quite unclear for the varying L1A RFE rates in different service centers.
Need for increased transparency in the USCIS—There is an urgent need for increased transparency in the USCIS, Odom quipped. This is especially with regard to the RFE rates. Hence, enhanced training is needed for the officials working in the processing of US L1 category visa cases, Odom further recommended.