JANUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Jan01

JANUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its January 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there has been steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3 for China and India. The priority dates for EB-1 worldwide have remained current since the October 2017 Visa Bulletin. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are...

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FEBRUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Feb01

FEBRUARY 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its February 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there has been steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 for China and India and for the priority dates for EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current. EB-2-Worldwi...

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MARCH 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Mar01

MARCH 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its March 2018 Visa Bulletin. There continues to be a steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 for China and India and for the priority dates for EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current. EB-2-Worldwide:...

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APRIL 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Apr01

APRIL 2018 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its April 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was a retrogression for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India. There continues to be a steady advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 for China and India and for the priority dates for EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. ...

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June 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued Jun01

June 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its June 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India, EB-2 for China, and EB-3 for China, India, and the Philippines. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current, except: China...

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July 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued Jul01

July 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its July 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there continues to be no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India and a significant retrogression for EB-3 China. EB-1-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current, except: China:   ...

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USCIS Confirms Processing Delays for Many Application Types Jul01

USCIS Confirms Processing Delays for Many Application Types

 On June 28, 2018, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Julie Kirchner published her most recent annual report to Congress, revealing USCIS’ intensified anti-fraud initiatives as well as confirming processing delays for multiple applications. The Ombudsman’s Office is an independent entity, created ...

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August 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued Aug01

August 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its August 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there continues to be no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India and significant retrogression for EB-1 for all El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, and other areas. EB-1-Worldwide: ...

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September 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued Sep01

September 2018 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its September 2018 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there continues to be no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India. While there were slight advancements for the remained of EB-1 priority dates, the EB-2 and EB-3 priority dates had significant retrogressions across the boa...

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USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee Sep01

USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee

On August 31, 2018, the United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they are adjusting the premium processing fee for Form I-129 and I-140.  Beginning on October 1, 2018, the premium processing fee will increase from the current fee of $1,225 to $1,410, a 14.92 percent increase. Form I-129 and I-140, the form ty...

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