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.
USCIS announced on April 11 that they had received enough applications to fill the FY 2019 H-1B Cap. Just today they announced that they had completed the counting nad selection process. We should begin to receive receipts first, then returned applications that were not selected. Here is the text of
Charlie Oppenheim recently released a new update on possible movement of various visa categories. While for the most part there are no surprises, it is good to review what he says on your particular category to ensure you are not surprised in future months. However, overall, it was a short
In the wake of the hurricanes that have brought massive flooding to parts of Texas, Indiana, Florida and many islands in the Caribbean, many foreign nationals in the US planning foreign travel (or those outside the US planning on coming back) have passports and visas that have been water damaged.
DOS released the November Visa bulletin and there has been some forward movement. Importantly, USCIS is still allowing the Dates for Filing to be used for almost all applications (except EB-5 applications) to determine when you are able to file the adjustment application. Below we will go through each category
As we previously reported, the Department of State released the February 2016 visa bulletin several days ago. Today, USCIS finally determined which dates (the “final action date” or the “dates for filing” can be used. Their decision is: Family Based Cases You may use the “dates for filing” table to
The Department of State just came out with the Visa Bulletin for February 2016. Unfortunately there was not much movement on either the family or employment front. Below we summarize what movement there was. Family Based Immigrant Visas: Final Action Dates: Most categories moved forward between 1-2 months. Dates For
I have had many potential clients ask me this question, and I wish I could give a simple “yes” or “no” answer. There are two things I can say for sure. First, just the fact that you have an attorney, while it does not make it more likely, in and
DOS just put out a revised visa bulletin for October, 2015. No Final Action Dates were changed. The only changes made were to the Dates for Filing. Below are the changes that were made: In the Family Based categories the only changes made were for Mexico in the F1 (unmarried
What Happens if the Visa Stamp in your Passport Expires or is revoked? Are you required to leave the United States? Or are you allowed to stay? Many people seem confused as to what a visa stamp is for, what an I–94 is for, etc. Therefore, every once in