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November 2018 Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin for November 2018 has been published by the Department of State. The bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers in employment-based and family-sponsored visa categories, as well as diversity immigrant visa categories. View the visa bulletin for November 2018.

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October 2018 Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin for October 2018 has been published by the Department of State. The bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers in employment-based and family-sponsored visa categories, as well as diversity immigrant visa categories. View the visa bulletin for October 2018.

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USCIS Adjusting Premium Processing Fee In October

The USCIS will be increasing its processing fee for some of of its forms beginning on October 1. The increase in fees are said to be needed for the USCIS to more effectively adjudicate petitions and for it to maintain its currently level of service to petitioners. You can see the full press release from…

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September 2018 Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin for September 2018 has been published by the Department of State. The bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers in employment-based and family-sponsored visa categories, as well as diversity immigrant visa categories. View the visa bulletin for September 2018.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services changes they calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today posted a policy memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status, including F-2, J-2, or M-2 dependents, who fail to maintain their status in the United States. This policy aligns with President Trump’s Executive Order: Enhancing…

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December 2017 Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin for December 2017 has been published by the Department of State. The bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers in employment-based and family-sponsored visa categories, as well as diversity immigrant visa categories. Visit the visa bulletin for December 2017.

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Update on President Trump’s Travel Ban (6/29/17)

Update on President Trump’s Travel Ban (6/29/17) President Trump’s ban on travel has been further defined to clarify who will be affected and who is exempt based on “a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity.”

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Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Revised I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form USCIS has published a new version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 07/17/2017. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/2016 through September 17, 2017. To view or download the new I-9 form, visit the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.

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August 2017 Visa Bulletin

August 2017 Visa Bulletin The visa bulletin for August 2017 has been published by the Department of State. The bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers in employment-based and family-sponsored visa categories, as well as diversity immigrant visa categories. Visit the visa bulletin for August 2017.

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Reinstatement of Premium Processing Service Expanded

Reinstatement of Premium Processing Service Expanded Premium processing requests, which allow for swifter adjudication of certain types of petitions granting immigration benefits in employment-sponsored cases, were suspended at the end of March 2017. USCIS announced in June that it would accept premium processing requests for employment-sponsored petitions for certain medical doctors. Premium processing service has now…

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