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September 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out

The Visa Bulletin for September 2013 shows significant movement in EB-3 category. Most countries (except India and the Philippines) in this category advanced 18 months.  On the other hand, the priority date for EB-2 (India) stays strong and advances for

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CBP Expands Global Entry Eligibility

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.  "Citizens participating in Korea’s Smart Entry System (SES), Germany’s Automated and Biometrics-Supported Border Controls (ABG)

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Guidelines For Employers Requiring U.S. Degree From Applicants

OSC provides general guidelines to employers requiring U.S. degree from applicants to be selected for employment. "In Dalila Kamal-Griffin v, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, 3 OCAHO no, 568, 1641 (1993), an Administrative Law Judge held that a law firm did

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Guidelines For Employers Requiring U.S. Degree From Applicants

OSC provides general guidelines to employers requiring U.S. degree from applicants to be selected for employment. "In Dalila Kamal-Griffin v, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, 3 OCAHO no, 568, 1641 (1993), an Administrative Law Judge held that a law firm did

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USCIS Transfers Workload For Various Forms

"If your case was transferred, USCIS will send you a notice listing the transfer date and where your case will be processed. Your original receipt number will not change. You should reference your original receipt number and indicate your case

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Visa Guidelines for Same-Sex Couples

Today, the State Department hosted an online discussion through Google+ Hangout about visa processing for same-sex couples.  In case you missed it, here’s a recorded video of the Hangout. #immigrationupdates   #DOMA

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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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