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

July 12, 2022

USCIS is revising Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, to accommodate the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which made significant changes to both the filing and eligibility requirements for investors under the EB-5 program. The form will be split into two versions: Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor, and Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor.

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March 29, 2022

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is announcing a trio of efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system. USCIS will set new agency-wide backlog reduction goals, expand premium processing to additional form types, and work to improve timely access to employment authorization documents. 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

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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