October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Current Visa Bulletin SEPTEMBER 2022 | Upcoming Visa Bulletin OCTOBER 2022

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad. Read More

September 7, 2021

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would extend the time that receipt notices can be utilized to show evidence of status for Form i-829. The agency has extended the evidence of status from 18 to 24 months. The change comes as USCIS continues to struggle with processing delays. Read More

September 3, 2021

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Starting Sept. 4, 2021, USCIS is extending the time that receipt notices can be used to show evidence of status from 18 months to 24 months for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status.
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September 1, 2021

The CDC has announced that as of October 1, 2021, those applying for permanent residence in the US will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.This news comes following the US Food and Drug Administration(“FDA”) granting full approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19. While COVID-19 vaccines have been available for months, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the first to gain full FDA approval. Read More

August 30, 2021

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) filed an appeal against the decision in the Behring Regional Center lawsuit dealing with the U.S. EB-5 investor immigration program. The appeal deals with a preliminary injunction obtained by the Behring Regional Center against the Department of Homeland Security’s EB-5 Modernization Rule that went into effect on November 21, 2019. Read More

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Congress has mandated that in a given calendar year, 140,000 employment-based green cards will be awarded to companies sponsoring foreign nationals for permanent employment in the United States. This mandate is effective on October 1, 2021, with the new government fiscal year. Read More

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