May 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Apr25

May 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its May 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there were steady advancements for all priority dates except for EB-1 for China and India which saw no advancement. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of February 22, 2017 (No Advancement) ...

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Filing Subsequent L-1 Petitions for Canadian Applicants at Ports of Entry Apr26

Filing Subsequent L-1 Petitions for Canadian Applicants at Ports of Entry

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is reporting that there may be adjudication policy changes related to L-1 petitions at several ports of entry (POEs) along the international border between the U.S. and Canada. According to AILA, there are reports that United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers ar...

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Customs and Border Protection Expands Restriction of L-1 Renewals for Canadians at Border May03

Customs and Border Protection Expands Restriction of L-1 Renewals for Canadians at Border

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reportedly expanded its restriction of L-1 renewal applications for Canadian nationals at the border. This new policy is now being implemented at nearly all U.S.-Canada ports of entry (POEs) and Canadian airport pre-flight inspection sites. Prior regulations and practice ha...

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June 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued May17

June 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its June 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was a large retrogression for EB-1 for India. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of February 22, 2017 (No Advancement) India:                       Priority d...

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July 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Jun20

July 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its July 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was an advancement for EB-1 India after a retrogression last month, and EB-3 Philippines is now current. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of May 8, 2017 (Advancement of 75 days) ...

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Visa Applicants Are Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts, Prior Contact Information Jun20

Visa Applicants Are Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts, Prior Contact Information

The Department of State is now requiring visa applicants to disclose five years of social media and contact history. These new questions related to social media use, prior email addresses, and prior phone numbers have been added to the Forms DS-160 and DS-260, the online nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications. The questions ...

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August 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Jul12

August 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its August 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there is a significant backlog worldwide for EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of July 1, 2016 (Regression of 312 days) India:                   ...

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September 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued; EB-3 Categories Made Immediately Unavailable Aug21

September 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued; EB-3 Categories Made Immediately Unavailable

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its September 2019 Visa Bulletin, which has been reproduced below. However, during the Department of State Liaison Committee's August 16, 2019 monthly check-in with Charlie Oppenheim, the committee was made aware that the entire EB-3 category has immediately been made unavailable for t...

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October 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued Sep20

October 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its October 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, EB-1 India is available again and many chargeability areas for EB-2 and EB-3 are current again. EB-1-Worldwide: China:                      Priority date of November 1, 2016 (Advancement of 1036 days) In...

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Department of State Opens Registration for FY 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery Oct04

Department of State Opens Registration for FY 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery

The Department of State (DOS) announced that it would begin accepting online registrations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery starting on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at noon EDT. Foreign nationals will have until Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at noon EDT to file online to enter the DV lottery. 55,000 green card numb...

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