There are 32 posts in the Immigrant Visas category

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 […]

USCIS to Require In-Person Interviews for Employment-Based Green Card Process Starting October 1

On Friday (August 25th), a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) spokesperson confirmed that, starting October 1, 2017, in-person interviews will be required for certain immigrants adjusting status from an employment-based visa (e.g.: H-1B, TN, L-1B) to that of a lawful permanent resident. Context This in-person interview requirement is not completely new. It is currently […]

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 […]