Category: Updates

Immigration updates from the government.

DS-260 Rollout for DV-2015 Diversity Visa Program

Beginning with DV-2015, all diversity visa (DV) applicants must submit the electronic DS-260 “Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application” accessible through the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). The DS-260 will be ready for applicants to use on May 19. The Kentucky

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One more reason to reform immigration.

One more reason to reform immigration. Reshared post from +Loke Walsh Immigration Law H-1B Demand Increases The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received about 172,500 petitions during the one-week FY 2015 H-1B Cap filing

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H-1B Demand Increases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received about 172,500 petitions during the one-week FY 2015 H-1B Cap filing period – an increase of 48,500 from last year's approximate total of 124,000 petitions.  The announcement

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May 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-3 Philippines Advances; F2A To Retrogress

May 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-3 Philippines Advances; F2A To Retrogress The May 2014 Visa Bulletin shows continued movement in some of the employment-based (EB) category – EB-2 Mainland China, EB-3 India, and EB-3 Philippines, which has the most

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Another Short H-1B Season: Cap Expected To Be Reached By April 7

In light of the upcoming H-1B filing madness season, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will start accepting FY 2015 H-1B petitions beginning April 1, as usual. However, it also noted that it anticipates receiving

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State Department to Waive Visa Fees for Special Olympics Participants

"Deputy Secretary Burns has authorized a waiver of application (i.e., MRV) and visa issuance (i.e., reciprocity) fees for participants in the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational taking place in Los Angeles, CA, from June 6 to 8, 2014, and the

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Chile Becomes 38th Member of the Visa Waiver Program

On February 28, 2014, Chile was designated as a member of the Visa Waiver Program. Beginning May 1, 2014, Chilean nationals may travel to the United States under the program. #immigrationupdates   DHS Announces Chile’s Designation Into the Visa Waiver

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Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages employers to provide new employees with the new Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet, which contains common questions and answers to help prepare new employees fill-in Section One of the Form I-9. #immigrationupdates

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March 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Retrogression for F2A Mexico

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

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USCIS Releases New Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.  The new form contains: • Clearer and more comprehensive instructions which highlight general eligibility requirements and specific instructions on how to complete the application;

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