The biggest take away from this months Visa Bulletin is that there was little, if any movement for any category, except some forward movement for India EB–2 cases. See Below for details. Family Based Visa Dates FB1 – Adult Children (unmarried) of US Citizens: This category stayed at Dec 1,
The biggest news this month is that the EB-1 category came current for Most Countries (but not all). Additionally, the EB-2 category remained current. Otherwise, there was movement but not much in terms of surprises. Mr. Oppenheim did ensure us that the Visa Bulletin is being processed based upon the
This is just an update on what is and is not happening with USCIS, DOS and SEVP during the Covid-19 pandemic. First, it is important to remember that things are changing so current USCIS policy may change very soon. To keep updated with current policies, you can go to the
This past month’s Visa Bulletin had some bright spots and not so bright spots. The biggest news is that the EB-2 category remained current and most likely will remain current next month as well. Additionally, the EB-3 category was backlogged worldwide – and will most likely remain that way for
Once again the EB-2 category has remained current despite the projections that there could be a backlog (although, as you will see below, we are not yet out of the woods on the EB-2 retrogression as of yet). Below are the movements in most Family and Employment categories as well
Back in. we wrote an article about the Department of State adopting a new rule on inadmissibility called the 90-day rule. This replaced their previous 30/60 rule. For a full rundown on the change in the regulation and what it means, see the article we wrote here. Basically, the
Recently, the Department of State and Charlie Oppenheim released the new March 2019 Visa Bulletin. Below is a summary of the movement in each category. Family-Based cases: F1: Final Action dates moved forward to about a month for most countries – October 22, 2011 for All Other Areas, China and India.
While it is not the first time that there has been a potential, or actual, shutdown of the US Government, it still does raise many questions about what, if any, immigration services will continue during any potential shutdown. Below is a list of agencies and what they will be able
Charlie Oppenheim has released some more information on how he sees immigrant visa usage heading this year. Overall his predictions are largely positive, with forward movement predicted in most categories. However, it should be noted that the new USCIS policy requiring transfer of employment-based I-485s to field offices for interview
USCIS has released the February 2018 Visa Bulletin. While there is certainly some movement forward, the guidance given by Mr. Oppenheim last month is still in effect and has not changed. Relevant changes are listed below. Employment Based Immigrant Visas: EB-1A: Still current for all Countries EB-2: Current for Worldwide.