USCIS To Issue 2-Year EADs if Priority Date Not Current

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning on June 30, 2008 it will issue Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) valid for two years. The new two-year EAD is only available to individuals who have filed to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) using a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and filed for employment...
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DOS Releases July 2008 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its July 2008 Visa Bulletin.  According to the bulletin, employment-based category three (EB-3) for professionals and skilled workers will become ‘unavailable’ in July.  To view the entire visa bulletin, please go to the Processing Times link on our home page at www.bashyamshah.com....
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I-140 Premium Processing Reinstated For Certain Cases

The USCIS has announced that beginning June 16, 2008, it will accept Premium Processing Service requests for some cases of Form I-140 filed on behalf of alien workers who are nearing the end of their sixth year in H-1B nonimmigrant status.   Premium Processing Service offers 15-day processing for designated employment-based petitions and applications for a fee of $1000. During the 15-day...
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USCIS Update on FY2009 H-1B Cap-Subject Filings

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that, except for cases being reviewed as potential duplicate filings, all receipts have been issued for cases selected in the random lottery. The California and Vermont Service Centers finished entering data on all selected cases by May 23, 2008, and mailed all receipts by May 24, 2008. Cases that were thought to be...
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