Author: Tien-Li Loke Walsh

First Derivative Visa Issued to Same-Sex Spouse in Amsterdam

U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam issues its first L-2 (Derivative) visa to same-sex spouse following the repeal of #DOMA. "This is the first derivative visa we have had the privilege of issuing to the same-sex spouse of a visa applicant

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State Department Issues Visa Guidance Post DOMA

DOS finally releases post DOMA guidance for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants through FAQs. "Effective immediately, U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for

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USCIS Issues Additional DOMA FAQ's

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), publishes its Same-Sex Marriages web page, which details more information about the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court's #DOMA ruling. New information also confirms that applicants, who believe that they are eligible, may

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New System for U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Saudi Arabia

"Beginning August 16, 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and U.S. Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will switch to a new online system for obtaining visa information, scheduling visa applications and collecting application fees.  August 6, 2013 will be

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CBP Update for Border Crossers in New Mexico

"Border Crossing Card holders can now travel up to 55 miles from the border without obtaining a Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record." #immigrationupdates   #travelupdates   Border Crossers in New Mexico Can Now Travel Further Without I-94 – see also:

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Updated Data on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

It has been almost a year since the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This latest chart shows that as of June 2013, USCIS has received 537,662 DACA applications,

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Big Updates from the August 2013 Visa Bulletin

The latest Visa Bulletin released by the State Department brings good news for spouses and children of permanent residents and some EB-2 Indian nationals. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law August 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out – With BIG

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August 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out – With BIG Developments!

The State Department released the August 2013 Visa Bulletin with some great news! If you're an Indian national with an I-140 priority date of January 1, 2008 or earlier, you can apply for an immigrant visa (or adjust your status

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U.S. Embassy in Cairo Closed on Wednesday, July 10

Due to ongoing public demonstrations, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo will be closed to the public and all consular services will be suspended on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. On Wednesday, July 10, the U.S. Embassy will be closed to the

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USCIS Updates DACA Website: Travel Requirements & Restrictions 

USCIS updated the Travel Requirements and Restrictions section of its "Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Process" website. The update includes the acceptable travel reasons (travel for vacation purposes is NOT acceptable) as well as when and where

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