Et, tu, DHS? Gov’t Revises October 2015 Visa Bulletin

On Sept. 25, the Department of State (DOS) published an updated October 2015 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside...
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How Changes in the Visa Bulletin Impact When Family-Based Applicants Can Apply for Adjustment of Status

Effective October 1, 2015, there is a new procedure for determining when beneficiariesAliens on whose behalf a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or employer have filed a petition for such aliens to receive immigration benefits from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Beneficiaries generally receive a lawful status as a result of their relationship to a U.S. citizen, lawful...
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EB Immigrant Numbers Run Out for FY2015

USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status1) To change from a nonimmigrantAn alien who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose. The alien must have a permanent residence abroad (for most classes of admission) and qualify for the nonimmigrant classification...
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Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and...
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Potential Retrogression for EB-2 India

The Department of State (DOS) says that retrogressionSometimes a case that is current one month will not be current the next month. This occurs when the annual numerical limit has been reached. This usually happens near the end of a fiscal year (October 1 to September 30 of the next year). When the new fiscal year begins, the Visa Office gets a new supply of visa numbers and usually brings back...
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August 2014 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its August 2014 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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