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March 2021 Visa Bulletin

March 2021 Visa Bulletin

March Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the March 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) availab… Read More
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H-1B Cap Initial Registration Opens March 9

Only USCIS announced last week that the initial registration period for FY2022 H-1B Cap will open at 12:00 PM EST on March 9, 2021. It will remain open until 12:00 PM EST on March 25, 2021. What is the Initial Registration Period? Prospective H-1B ca… Read More
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Categories: H-1B
Biometrics Appointment Sc…

Biometrics Appointment Scheduling Delays

Applicants for various immigration benefits including employment authorization documents (EADs), advance parole (AP), adjustment of status, and naturalization are required to appear at an in-person appointment at an Application Support Center (ASC) t… Read More
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USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

USCIS announced that starting this month, January 2021, it will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Permanent Resident Cards (PRCs). The sticker will be replaced with a rev… Read More
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When to File AOS Applicat…

When to File AOS Applications February 2021

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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February 2021 Visa Bullet…

February 2021 Visa Bulletin

February Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the February 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) a… Read More
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January 2021 Visa Bulleti…

January 2021 Visa Bulletin

January Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the January 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) ava… Read More
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Updates Regarding the DOL…

Updates Regarding the DOL Prevailing Wage Rule

Last week on December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California set aside the Interim Final Rule Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States 85 FR 638… Read More
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Legislative Update: The F…

Legislative Update: The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act Passed

Last week, on December 2, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed S. 386, The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, by unanimous consent. This bill made changes to the 2019 House version of the bill (HR 1044), but most of the immigration provisions were unc… Read More
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December 2020 Visa Bullet…

December 2020 Visa Bulletin

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

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