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When to File AOS Applicat…

When to File AOS Applications February 2020

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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Check-in with DOS's Charl…

Check-in with DOS's Charlie Oppenheim

AILA’s Department of State (DOS) Liaison Committee checks in each month with Charlie Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at DOS for updates about Visa Bulletin progress. Oppenheim also provides analysis of current tr… Read More
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February 2020 Visa Bullet…

February 2020 Visa Bulletin

February Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the February 2020 Visa Bulletin last week. DOS posted the February 2020 visa bulletin. In addition to final action dates and dates for filing applications, it… Read More
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Categories: Visa Bulletin
When to File AOS Applicat…

When to File AOS Applications January 2020

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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January 2020 Visa Bulleti…

January 2020 Visa Bulletin

January Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the January 2020 Visa Bulletin last week. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) av… Read More
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Categories: Visa Bulletin
December 2019 Visa Bullet…

December 2019 Visa Bulletin

December Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the December 2019 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) available… Read More
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Categories: Visa Bulletin
USCIS Announces Implement…

USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for FY2021

USCIS announced last week that the pilot testing phase of the registration process was successful and that they intend to implement this registration process in the FY2021 H-1B lottery. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the FY2… Read More
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USCIS Proposes to Increas…

USCIS Proposes to Increase Fees

USCIS announced on November 8, 2019 that DHS will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to adjust the USCIS Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA) fee schedule. The proposal would increase fees by an average of 21 percent. USCIS last updated i… Read More
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USCIS Implements $10 Fee…

USCIS Implements $10 Fee for H-1B Registration

On January 31, 2019, USCIS issued a final rule which made substantial changes to the H-1B visa lottery process. The rule added an electronic registration component for petitioners submitting H-1B cap-subject petitions. It also changed the order in wh… Read More
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Categories: H-1B
H-1B Registration Updates

H-1B Registration Updates

On January 31, 2019, USCIS issued a final rule which made substantial changes to the H-1B visa lottery process. The rule added an electronic registration component for petitioners submitting H-1B cap-subject petitions. It also changed the order in wh… Read More
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