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Category: United States Embassies Abroad

When Will CIS Expedite Processing of your Petition or Application? AND New Vetting Procedures in Place for Visa Applicants

Jun 6, 2017
Published June 6, 2017   These days, with processing times for various petitions and applications getting longer, it is important to be aware that U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and...

New Legislation to Govern Certain Visa-Waiver Visitors

Dec 9, 2015
Published December 9, 2015 At present there are 38 countries whose citizens are generally relieved of the requirement of obtaining a visa to visit the U.S. for up to 90...

Retrogression Hits Hard for Professionals and Skilled Workers (EB-3) from the Philippines Seeking Immigrant Visas

Apr 16, 2015
Published April 16, 2015 According to the most recent visa bulletin released by the U.S. Department of State, effective May 1, 2015, the cut-off date setting forth the availability of...

April 2015 H-1B Filing Season Sees Record Demand

Apr 13, 2015
Published April 13, 2015   For the past few years, come April 1, tens of thousands of employers and prospective employees vie for one of 85,000 H-1B work visas made...

Update: The Truth About U.S. Immigration and Registered Nurses

Mar 5, 2015
Published March 5, 2015   As of this writing the landscape for foreign national registered nurses (excluding nurses from China and India) to enter the U.S. to live and work...

I-864 Affidavit of Support: A Legally Enforceable Contract

Oct 12, 2014
Published:  October 12, 2014 I-864 Affidavit of Support: A Legally Enforceable Contract For the vast majority of individuals being issued U.S. lawful permanent resident, or “green card” status, their applications...

The Green Card Lottery (DV-2016)

Sep 24, 2014
Published:  September 24, 2014 The Green Card Lottery (DV-2016) As in years past, millions of people from all over world will submit entries to have a chance at one of...

Healthcare Workers Seeking Green Cards: Make Sure Your Visa Screen Certifications and Licenses are Current!

Jul 10, 2014
Published:  July 10, 2014 In recent months, the line allowing foreign nationals seeking residence in the U.S., by way of a job offer as a professional healthcare worker, has moved...

Green Card Holders and International Travel: The Most Common Questions

Jun 17, 2014
Published:  June 17, 2014 The U.S. government issues permanent resident cards, or “green cards,” to individuals seeking to “reside” in the U.S.   That means there are significant limits on the...

DHS/CIS Largely Unaffected by Government Shutdown; A Different Story for Related Agencies

Oct 7, 2013
Published:  October 7, 2013 With no end in sight for the ongoing government shutdown, many wonder how federal government agencies performing immigration-related functions will be impacted for the foreseeable future. ...
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