Category: Updates

Immigration updates from the government.

February 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Retrogression for F2B Mexico

The Visa Bulletin for February 2014 shows further advancement in the employment-based (EB) category. Cut-off dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China, Mexico, and the Philippines advanced by two (2) months, while still no movement in both EB-2

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USCIS Transfers H-1B Extension Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it recently began transferring some H-1B extension cases from its Vermont Service Center to California Service Center in order to balance its workload. How You Will Be Affected If we

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January 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Further Advancement for EB-3 (Most)

The Visa Bulletin for January 2014 shows another significant advancement in the EB-3 (employment-based) category. Following a 1-year jump forward in the December 2013 Visa Bulletin, priority dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China and Mexico, advance from

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Processing Update on I-130 Immediate Relative Petitions by U.S. Citizens

If your case has been stuck in processing – for up to more than a year – here's an update (in part) from USCIS that may be useful to know: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received communications from

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December 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out: More Waiting for EB-2 India

The Visa Bulletin for December 2013 shows significant movements – both forward AND backward – in the employment-based (EB) category. Priority dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China and Mexico, advances to October 1, 2011 (one year).  However,

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USCIS Redesigns Online Change of Address Tool

Based on customer feedback, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduces a new version of its change of address tool to allow an easier and quicker way for customers to change their address online. "Customers will simply complete a

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USCIS Update on E-Verify & I-9 Operations Following End of Shutdown

Reposted: E-Verify has resumed operations following the federal government shutdown. All E-Verify features and services are now available. The following information addresses questions on how the federal government’s shutdown affected E-Verify and Form I-9. Information For Employers Form I-9 The Form

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November 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out

EB-3 priority dates, including China Mainland and Mexico, jumps 3 months forward to October 1, 2013; No movement for India and the Philippines. EMPLOYMENT-based Third Preference: China: Rapid forward movement of the cut-off date, as a result of there being

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State Department Now Requires Form DS-160 for K Visa Applications

From the State Department: #immigrationupdates   #kvisas Embedded Link travel.state.gov/pdf/Using_ds_160_for_K_Visa_Applications_October_2013.pdf

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CA Governor signed a series of immigration laws today

Originally shared by +Jerry Brown While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead: http://bit.ly/GBLxVd