18 11, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan and Special Consideration for Certain Filipino Nationals in the U.S. and Abroad

By |2013-11-18T08:35:25-06:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Family-Based Immigration Law, Foreign Exchange Student Visas to the U.S., Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Published:  November 18, 2013 As a result of Typhoon Haiyan, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) is providing special, albeit limited, benefits for the expedited processing, or extension of status, for certain impacted Filipino nationals in the U.S. and with regard to a variety of immigration related filings. According the USCIS website, www.uscis.gov, CIS is making available special relief measures for certain Typhoon-impacted Filipino nationals including: “Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even when the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired; Extension of certain grants of parole made by […]

20 03, 2012

Immigration Benefits via Expedited “Premium Processing”

By |2012-03-20T09:58:45-05:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B|Tags: , |

Published: March 20, 2012 Everyone wants things done yesterday. When it comes to processing of a green card, U.S. citizenship, work permit, work visa, student visa, or any other immigration benefit, the same holds true. And when people hear that a “Premium Processing” unit is in place at U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services here in the U.S. to provide expedited service (as quick as 1-15 days) on immigration related filings for an additional fee, lots of folks want in. Firstly, not all immigration filings can be submitted for Premium Processing. Most notably, for example, Premium Processing is not […]

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