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USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Dates

Use the following Visa Bulletin charts to determine when to file your application for adjustment of status. How do I use these charts? Find your visa type in the left-most column of the appropriate chart (family or employment based). Stay in that row… Read More
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International Entrepreneurs Rule Published

A rule on international entrepreneurs was finalized by the Department of Homeland Security on January 17, 2017. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has “parole” authority to grant a period of authorized stay to foreign entrepreneurs… Read More
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USCIS Will Use Specific Dates for Processing Times

USCIS announced that starting on January 4, 2017, it will post processing times using specific dates, instead of weeks or months. USCIS says this is the first step in providing more timely and easier to understand processing times for applicants. Pro… Read More
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February 2017 Visa Bulletin Published

The February 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State. View the February Visa Bulletin here. The visa bulletin is published monthly, usually about 2 weeks in advance of the next month. The dates listed in the bulletin are… Read More
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Original Signature No Longer Required for Affidavit of Support

The Department of State recently announced that an original signature, or “wet ink” signature, is no longer required on submitted Forms I-864, Affidavit of Support. This change also applies to the I-864A, I-864W, and I-864EZ. The National… Read More
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Upcoming E-Verify Webinars by USCIS

Click here to find the schedule for upcoming December 2016 webinars on E-Verify. There are webinar sessions available for both employees and employers. Customized webinars are also available. The link also provides information about how to register.… Read More
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Easing U.S. Re-entry for Winter Travel

Many individuals and families choose to travel throughout the holiday season. Below are some tips to make re-entry into the United States as seamless as possible. What basic documents are required for re-entry after travel? Passport valid for at leas… Read More
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USCIS Provides Contact Information for Adoption Cases

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides contact information for Hague and non-Hague adoption cases. Also, this contact information includes dedicated e-mail addresses for these types of cases. What is the Hague Adoption Convention?… Read More
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Revised N-400 Form Transition Date Extended

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the transition date for the revised N-400 form has been revised. Form N-400 is the Application for Naturalization. The transition date has been extended to correspond with the date for… Read More
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New USCIS Regulation Eases Job Portability

New USCIS Regulation Eases Job Portability for Employer-Sponsored Foreign Workers On January 17, 2017, a new USCIS regulation takes effect that will ease job mobility restrictions for foreign workers sponsored for employment-based permanent residence… Read More
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About Attorney Sivaraman

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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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