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Overview of March Visa Bulletin, Including Short-Term Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) March 2016 Visa Bulletin shows further advancement in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) worldwide category. The final action (FA) cutoff date in the employment-based, second preference category for India also advances, but at a slower pace than in recent months. This latest visa bulletin includes predictions for cutoff date [...]

Little Relief for Indians in March 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the March 2016 Visa Bulletin this afternoon. In the final action (FA) chart, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India moves forward by ten weeks, to October 15, 2008. EB2 China moves up by five months, to August 1, 2012. In the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, India’s [...]

February 2016 Visa Bulletin: Insights and Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides visa bulletin insights each month through Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. The information from Mr. Oppenheim for February, which was released later than usual, includes a discussion about the DOS visa applicant wait list, as well as advancement in the employment-based, second preference [...]

Proposed DHS Regulation Provides Additional Grace Periods

The rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on December 30, 2015, entitled Retention of EB1, EB2, and EB3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, includes a number of different provisions. While parts of the proposed rule are disappointing, as explained in the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief I-140 EAD Proposal is [...]

AC21 and Interfiling Rules Used to Obtain I-485 Approval

There are two strategies commonly used by those with pending adjustment-of-status (form I-485) applications to make job changes without disrupting their respective cases. One option is to argue that the move is to a same or similar job, thus qualifying for portability purposes under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty First Century Act (AC21). The [...]

February 2016 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Advances Again

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) February 2016 Visa Bulletin was issued on January 8, 2016. This latest visa bulletin provides advancement of the final action (FA) cutoff date in the employment-based, second preference category for India, consistent with earlier predictions. Meanwhile, the date of filing (DF) cutoff date chart is unchanged in the employment-based categories. [...]

I have an Indian education with 10 + 2 + 3 (diploma) + 2 (bachelor’s degree) + 13 years of experience. Would I be eligible for an EB2 PERM position?

Answer The answer to this depends upon the requirements for admission to the 2-year bachelor’s program. If it required 2-3 years post the 10+2, then it might equate to a 4-year degree. That is what matters – the 2-year degree, essentially, must be equivalent to years 3 and 4 of a 4-year degree. EB2 requires [...]

EB2 and EB3 India Advance a Bit in February Visa Bulletin

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the February 2016 Visa Bulletin. Once again, there is no change in the dates for filing (DF) chart for the employment-based categories. But, there is some forward movement in the final action (FA) chart. For India, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category moves ahead by six months [...]

I-140 EAD Proposal is Limited and Restrictive

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule, on December 30, 2015, entitled “Retention of EB1, EB2, and EB3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.” Included in the proposed rule is the long-awaited provision for the ability to obtain an employment authorization document (EAD) based on an approved form I-140, [...]

January 2016 Visa Bulletin Official Insights and Predictions

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) explains key aspects of the visa bulletin contents through Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. The January 2016 Visa Bulletin information discusses the expectations for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category as well as employment-based, third preference (EB3) worldwide. Mr. Oppenheim also [...]

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