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EIG Dispatch | October 17, 2017

Feature Story: I Moved-What Next?: FAQ on Updating Your Address with USCIS US Headlines: Closures in Ireland due to Storm Ophelia / Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Global Headlines: State of Washington and Others Challenge Travel Ban 3.0 / Nine States Barred from Using Driver’s Licenses for Domestic Flights in 2018 / NAFTA Negotiations Continue Dates of Note October […]

EIG Dispatch | October 10, 2017

Global Headlines: Turkey Suspends All Non-Immigrant Visa Services for U.S. Citizens/ U.K. Expands its Registered Traveler Service/ Visa-Free Travel to Taiwan for Qualified Nationals of Southeast Asia/ CETA to Benefit Short Term Business Visitors and Temporary Foreign Workers US Headlines: Lee Cisna Confirmed as USCIS Director/ Trump Administration Sued for DACA Decision/ Trump’s Immigration Reform Agenda to […]

Turkey Suspends All Non-Immigrant Visa Services to U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey released a statement on Twitter on Sunday, immediately halting processing of non-immigrant visas in Turkey, stating that it needed to “reassess the commitment of the government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel”. In retaliation, Turkey announced on Sunday evening that effective immediately, it will suspend all non-immigrant […]

EIG Dispatch | October 3, 2017

Feature Story: Practical Tips for the New Employment Based I-485 Interviews US Headlines: Apply for an EAD and SSN Simultaneously through USCIS/ Trump’s Travel Restrictions Face New Challenges/ USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Global Headlines: Salary Requirements Increased for Singapore Dependent Pass Eligibility/ Increase in B Permit Quotas in Switzerland Dates of Note October 1-7 Golden Week in China […]

I-485 In-Person Interview Requirement – Summary of Teleconference with USCIS Ombudsman

On Thursday September 28th, the USCIS Ombudsman’s office held a teleconference where they discussed the new employment-based adjustment of status interview requirement. USCIS will implement the interview requirement and incorporate this new workload incrementally, distributing it between Service Center Operations and Field Offices. As previously announced, interviews for employment-based adjustment of status applicants filed after […]

EIG Dispatch | September 26, 2017

Feature Story: FAQs on New Travel Restrictions DC Insights: U.S. Supreme Court Cancels Oral Arguments for Travel Ban/ DHS to Check on Social Media of Immigrants Headlines: Brexit Update/ German Elections Not Expected to Impact Migration/ Italy Unveils Online Visitor Visa Form Story: FAQS on New Travel Restrictions On Sunday, September 24, 2017, President Trump announced a new set […]

EIG Dispatch | September 19, 2017

USCIS News: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Service for H-1B Cap Cases / USCIS Adopts Final Action Dates Chart (Chart A) for Employment Based Green Cards DC Insights: Upcoming Closure of U.S./Tijuana Border Crossing Headlines: UK Requires Original Documents for Tier 2 and Tier 4 Applications in India Feature Story: FAQs on US Visa Interviews Latest USCIS News  USCIS Resumes Premium Processing […]

EIG Dispatch | September 12, 2017

Feature Story: Teachers Would Slip Through Cracks of New Immigration Plan Upcoming Webinar: “We Need To Talk: Catching Up On The Past Months Key Immigration Developments” USCIS News: USCIS Closes Offices Due to Hurricanes Harvey & Irma DC Insights: Government Funding Extended Headlines: Germany Gives New Options for Intra Company Transfer Status/  Modified Visitor Registration for Chennai/ UK Brexit- Draft Policy Paper […]

Special Alert: October 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

Today, the U.S. Department of State released the October 2017 Visa Bulletin. As predicted, EB-1 India and China will revert back to being current, and EB-2 Worldwide, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines will be current again with the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2017. In addition, the EB-3 China category will advance significantly, moving […]