The Department of State Releases Their Visa Bulletin For June 2021 May28

The Department of State Releases Their Visa Bulletin For June 2021

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its June 2021 Visa Bulletin. EB-1-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current EB-2-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current, except: China:                      Priority date of May 1, 2017 India:   ...

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USCIS Revises Policies to Reduce Administrative Barriers Jun10

USCIS Revises Policies to Reduce Administrative Barriers

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a set of effective immediately that are designed to reduce administrative barriers to those seeking immigration benefits. The policy revision guidance reinstates a 2013 policy in which officers are instructed to issue Requests for Evidence (RFEs) or Noti...

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EB-5 Regional Center Program Set to Expire Jun10

EB-5 Regional Center Program Set to Expire

The EB-5 Regional Center Program is set to expire on June 30, 2021 unless reauthorized by Congress. In the past, the program was typically reauthorized in one-year increments. However, earlier this year, after the last program expiration, Congress took the unusual step of making a six-month extension. What this means is that the prog...

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The Department of State Releases Visa Bulletin For July 2021 Jun25

The Department of State Releases Visa Bulletin For July 2021

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its July 2021 Visa Bulletin. EB-1-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current EB-2-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current, except: China:                      Priority date of December 1, 2017 India...

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USCIS Further Extends Existing COVID-19 Accommodations on RFEs, NOIDs, Appeals, and Other Responses Jun25

USCIS Further Extends Existing COVID-19 Accommodations on RFEs, NOIDs, Appeals, and Other Responses

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is further extending its 60-day deadline extension policy for responses to various agency actions to September 30, 2021. This accommodation will continue to be available for the following: Requests for Evidence (RFEs) Notices of Intent to Deny (NO...

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White House to Replace Regional COVID Travel Bans with Vaccination Requirement Sep24

White House to Replace Regional COVID Travel Bans with Vaccination Requirement

The White House announced on September 20, 2021 that a new policy will be replacing the regional COVID travel bans that are currently in place.  Expected to start in November 2021, the new policy will require all foreign nationals to show proof of full COVID vaccination in order to board a flight to the U.S.  This requirement will ...

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USCIS Extends Existing COVID-19 Accommodations Oct01

USCIS Extends Existing COVID-19 Accommodations

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is further extending its 60 day deadline extension policy for responses to various agency actions to January 15, 2022 in its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The accommodation will continue to be available for responding to or filing: Requests for E...

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