Diversity Visa Lottery Opens October 2, 2012

The 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and will close at noon, EDT, Saturday, November 3, 2012. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at www.dvlottery.state.gov. Paper entries will not be accepted. No entries will be accepted after...
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TPS Registration Deadline for Syrians is September 25, 2012

The registration deadline for Syrian nationals (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Sept. 25, 2012. Syrian nationals who have continuously resided in the United States since March 29, 2012, and who meet other TPS eligibility requirements, must file their applications for TPS with a postmark date no later than Sept. 25,...
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October 2012 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its October 2012 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets forth per country priority dates that regulate the ability of an individual to file an adjustment of status application or consular process at a U.S. Embassy.  Foreign nationals can file the adjustment application if their priority dates are prior to the cutoff dates specified by the DOS in the...
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USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visa Applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached a significant milestone in its efforts to provide relief to victims of crimes by approving the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status, also referred to as the U-visa.  This is the third straight year USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U-visas in 2008. Each year, 10,000 U-visas are...
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