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Premium Processing Fee In…

Premium Processing Fee Increase

Effective next Monday, October 19, 2020, USCIS will increase the fees for premium processing. Currently, the fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, is $1,440 for all filings. Starting on Monday, this fee will be raised to $2,500 for all… Read More
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OFLC Announces Permanent…

OFLC Announces Permanent Issuance of Electronic PERM Labor Certifications

On September 25, 2020 the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that it will be permanently adopting the electronic issuance of PERM labor certifications to employers and authorized attorneys and agents. OFLC began electronically iss… Read More
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October 2020 Visa Bulletin

October Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the October 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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September 2020 Visa Bulle…

September 2020 Visa Bulletin

September Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the September 2020 Visa Bulletin last week. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”… Read More
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Categories: Visa Bulletin
August Check-in with Char…

August Check-in with 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 an analysis of current… Read More
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August 2020 Visa Bulletin

August 2020 Visa Bulletin

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

July 2020 Visa Bulletin

July Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the July 2020 Visa Bulletin last week. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) availabl… Read More
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Categories: Visa Bulletin
July Check-in with Charli…

July Check-in with 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 an analysis of current… Read More
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June Check-in with DOS's…

June 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 an analysis of current… Read More
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USCIS Prepares to Resume…

USCIS Prepares to Resume Services on June 4

USCIS recently announced that it is preparing to reopen and resume non-emergency face-to-face services in some offices on or after June 4, 2020. This follows the agency’s decision to suspend routine in-person services at its field offices, asyl… Read More
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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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