Reminder: New Filing Fees Effective November 23rd

We would like to remind our clients and others that the new USCIS fee schedule goes into effect Nov. 23, 2010.  Applications or petitions postmarked or otherwise filed on or after this date must include the new fee, or they will be rejected by USCIS. The new fee schedule increases application and petition fees by an average of about 10 percent but does not increase the naturalization application...
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DOS Releases November 2010 Visa Bulletin

U.S. Department of State Releases November 2010 Visa Bulletin.  To view the Visa Bulletin, please click here. November 2010 Visa Bulletin Contents Employment-Based Category Two (EB-2): China – advanced 1 month India – did not advance Employment-Based Category Three (EB-3) All Other Chargeability Areas – advanced 14 days China – advanced 14 days India – advanced 7...
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Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Program Now Open

The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program is a U.S. Congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving U.S. Permanent Resident Status (green card).  It is administered on an annual basis, and makes available 50,000 permanent residency visas to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.  Currently, Africa and Europe receive about 80% of the visas in the...
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