Et, tu, DHS? Gov’t Revises October 2015 Visa Bulletin

On Sept. 25, the Department of State (DOS) published an updated October 2015 Visa Bulletin. This bulletin supersedes the bulletin for October 2015 that was originally published on Sept. 9, 2015.  The Dates for Filing Applications sections on pages 4 and 6, which have been adjusted, have been identified in bold type and highlighted. Applicants should use the chart published by DOS on Sept. 25...
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EB Immigrant Numbers Run Out for FY2015

USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485 applications (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) because the Department of State reports that the statutory cap has been reached for the employment-based preference categories for fiscal year (FY) 2015. This suspension applies to all employment-based adjustment applications pending with...
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Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability

USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for immigrant visas at U.S....
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June 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 China/India Move Forward

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its June 2015 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. The big news is that EB-2 India moved forward October 1, 2008 and EB-2 China moved forward to June 1, 2013.  Foreign nationals can file an...
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May 2015 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its May 2015 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. The big news is that EB-2 India moved forward April 15, 2008. Foreign nationals can file an adjustment of status application if their...
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March 2015 Visa Bulletin – Forward Movement for EB-2 India

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its March 2015 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. The big news is that EB-2 India moved forward from September 1, 2005 to January 1, 2007.   Foreign nationals can file an adjustment of...
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