There are 30 posts in the Immigrant Visas category

April 2015 Visa Bulletin Released

  April 2015 Visa Bulletin Released The U.S. Department of State has released the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. The April 2015 Visa Bulletin can be summarized as follows: EB-1 All countries remain current. EB-2 Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 1, […]

January 2015 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. The January 2015 Visa Bulletin can be summarized as follows: EB-1 All countries remain current. EB-2 Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of February 1, 2010.  This category has advanced by 1 […]

EIG Week in Review (Nov 21, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Announces Executive Action on U.S. Immigration U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Countries Affected by Ebola U.S. Embassies Report Technical Difficulties and Expect Delays in Visa Processing During Holiday Season Australia Increases Length of Stay for Temporary Work Visas with Strong Business Justification Canada Simplifies the Visa Application Process […]

EIG Special News Alert

President Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration Reform November 20, 2014.  President Obama announced his changes to the immigration system tonight in a primetime address to the nation.  These changes will take affect through executive action.  President Obama’s turn to executive action comes after the comprehensive Senate immigration bill stalled in the House of Representatives […]

EIG Week in Review (Nov 14, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Expected to Announce Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform Processing Delays in Malaysia for Employment, Dependent, and Professional Visit Passes Mercosur Visa to Colombia No Longer Available for Venezuelan Nationals UPDATE: President Obama Expected to Announce Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform  As an update to our previous report, President Obama could be […]

EIG Week in Review (Nov 7, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE: President Obama Promises Executive Action on U.S. Immigration Reform U.S. Tightens Screening Measures for Visa Exempt Visitors UPDATE: Canada Increases Planned Level of Admissions for Permanent Residents in 2015 New Immigration Study Shows that EU Migrants Have Made a Net Contribution to the British Economy UPDATE: President Obama Promises Executive Action on U.S. […]

EIG Week in Review (Oct 10, 2014)

Highlights November 2014 Visa Bulletin Brings Significant Retrogression for EB-2 India New Reporting Requirement for Russian Employers of Highly Qualified Specialist Workers Canada Extends CAN+ Program to Mexico and Brazil Singaporean Long-Term Visit Passes Applications Under Greater Scrutiny for Unmarried Couples BALCA Ruling Prompts DOL to Reconsider Select PERM Denials November 2014 Visa Bulletin Brings Significant Retrogression […]

November 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin.  EB-2 India retrogressed significantly, falling from November 15, 2009 back to February 15, 2005. The November 2014 Visa Bulletin can be summarized as follows: EB-1 All countries remain current. EB-2 Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they […]

EIG Week in Review (Oct 3, 2014)

Highlights UPDATE:  Indian Prime Minister Announces Visa-on-Arrival Program for U.S. Citizens and Changes to OCI/PIO Program FY2015 H-1B Employees Now Subject to FICA Central American Children Eligible to Apply for Refugee Status Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Eligible Liberians in the U.S. UPDATE:  Indian Prime Minister Announces Visa-on-Arrival Program for U.S. Citizens and Changes to […]

EIG Week in Review (Sept 26, 2014)

Highlights U.S. FY2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Opens October 1, 2014 UPDATE: Application Forms Available Soon for Newly-Reformed Irish Employment Permits India Considering Extending Visa-on-Arrival Program to U.S. Citizens Australia Reconsiders Changes to Visa Categories and Fees French Lawmakers Propose Employment-Based Immigration Reforms U.S. FY2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Opens October 1, 2014 Beginning October 1, 2014, the U.S. […]