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August 2022 Visa Bulletin Available

August Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the August 2022 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) avail… Read More
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USCIS Makes Signature Policy Permanent

On July 25, 2022, USCIS announced its decision to make permanent a temporary signature policy from March 2020. Under this policy, USCIS permits copies of original signatures on all submitted USCIS forms, provided that all copies are of the original d… Read More
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USCIS Announces Extension to Flexibility Policy through June 25, 2022

USCIS extended a COVID-related policy providing flexibility for responding to agency requests for any requests, notices, or decisions issued between March 1, 2020 and July 25, 2022. View the original USCIS alert here. For More Information: This blog… Read More
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July 2022 Visa Bulletin Updates

July Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the July 2022 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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June 2022 Visa Bulletin Updates

June Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the June 2022 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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Afghans still being denied Humanitarian Parole

The Biden administration has denied roughly 85% of the Afghan Humanitarian Parole applications it has processed so far. Out of the estimated 45,000 applications, the administration has only processed around 2,600 and has denied 2,250 of those process… Read More
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USCIS Expands Premium Processing Services

Currently USCIS offers Premium Processing Service options for the following processes: Form Number Applications Currently Eligible for Premium Processing Fee Time Frame Form I-140 EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary ability (EB-1A), EB-1 Outstanding professo… Read More
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USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Chart Dates

May Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the May 2022 Visa Bulletin. USCIS has also determined that all family-sponsored preference categories and all employment-based preference categories must… Read More
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USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program

USCIS has expanded its credit card payment pilot program to include most forms now. The program was launched at the Nebraska Service Center, but has now expanded to all service centers. The goal of this program is to move USCIS in the direction of ac… Read More
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Updated USCIS Policy Guidance for First-Preference Immigrants

USCIS announced two updates for its policy guidelines for the criteria it requires and reviews for first-preference immigrants. Individuals who fall under the first-preference category are individuals of extraordinary ability and are considered outst… Read More
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