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August 2016 Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Dates in EB1 India and China, and EB2 Worldwide

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) August 2016 Visa Bulletin is remarkable, but not surprising, in that it contains a February 1, 2014 cutoff date for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) worldwide category. This is the first time this category has ever had a cutoff date. Employment-based, first preference (EB1), as predicted, reflects a cutoff [...]

Any guesstimate as to when the EB2 India cutoff date may move up to March 2009?

Answer It is nearly impossible to estimate cutoff date movement with any accuracy (other than the type of very short-term predictions provided by the Department of State). What we do know is that the cutoff dates will move forward in October, hopefully to some point around where we left off (late 2008). Thus, it is [...]

Cutoff Dates Set for EB1 India & China, EB2 Worldwide in Aug 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2016 Visa Bulletin this afternoon, and, as expected, it establishes a cutoff date of January 1, 2010 for the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category for those born in India and China. The massive demand for visa numbers this year is also reflected in the employment-based, second preference [...]

Degree Used for H1B May Not Be Sufficient for EB2 or EB3

One generally must possess a U.S. college degree or its equivalent in order to qualify for an H1B position. Similarly, a U.S. college degree or its foreign equivalent is typically the minimum level of education that can be required for an employment-based, second preference (EB2) position or an employment-based, third preference (EB3) professional position. Yet, [...]

Meet the Murthy Law Firm: Kevin Andrews

The dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff at the Murthy Law Firm is integral to our success. Day after day, they help to fulfill the dreams of our clients through their integrity, diligence, and commitment to excellence. To familiarize our readers with the dozens of individuals who come together to make our firm [...]

July 2016 Visa Bulletin: Explanations and Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) monthly visa bulletin check-in comes directly from Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. The information related to the July 2016 Visa Bulletin provides a more detailed explanation for current developments, as well as predictions for upcoming months. Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Continued high demand in [...]

I am on OPT. Can my employer initiate an EB2 case for me now? If so, can the case be filed for premium processing so that I don’t need to apply for H1B next year?

Answer An employer could start an EB2 case for a qualified person on OPT. There is no PP for PERM filings, though. It is a long process. (13.Jun.2016) In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click [...]

Overview of July 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) July 2016 Visa Bulletin is now available. The retrogression that hit key categories in June 2016 continues with little change in July. All cutoff dates described below refer to the final action (FA) chart. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has only designated the FA chart as appropriate for [...]

Very Little Movement in July 2016 Visa Bulletin

The July 2016 Visa Bulletin, released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) earlier this afternoon, reflects disappointing movement in the priority dates. In the final action (FA) chart, the cutoff dates in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) and employment-based, third preference (EB3) categories for India each only move forward by one month. This puts EB2 [...]

Murthy Attorneys Overcome Denial of Naturalization Application

As part of the process of naturalizing to U.S. citizenship, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally reviews whether an applicant’s permanent residence (commonly, “green card”) was properly approved. If the USCIS determines that the green card should not have been issued, this typically results in denial of the application for naturalization (form N-400). [...]

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