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DHS announces changes to cap-subject H-1B filing system

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today for public inspection, a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption. The final rule reverses the order by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B regular cap and the…

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Visa Bulletin For February 2019

The visa bulletin for February 2019 has been published by the Department of State. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during February for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. View the visa bulletin…

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Announcement

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, which administers the Conrad State 30 J-1 waiver program in Maine for international medical graduates who have performed post graduate medical training in the U.S. while maintaining J-1 exchange visitor status, has announced that all thirty (30) waiver slots for Fiscal Year 2019 ending September 30, 2019…

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December 2018 Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin for December 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 December 2018.

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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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