22 Aug 2022

Changing from Adjustment of Status to Consular Processing

For most types of immigrant petitions, such as a family-based petition for an alien relative (form I-130) or an employment-based petition for an alien worker (form I-140), the petitioner must indicate whether the foreign national beneficiary will be applying for adjustment of status (form I-485)...

26 May 2022

Notifying USCIS of Change in Address

Most foreign nationals in the United States must report address changes to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The legal timeframe for this notification is just ten days. The process is simple and free, and helps to facilitate proper delivery of official notices and...

20 Oct 2021

Do I Qualify for EB1?

It is not unusual for a foreign national to be sponsored for an employment-based, third preference (EB3) position, and to later "upgrade" to an employment-based, second preference (EB2) position in a subsequent case, based on a higher level degree and/or additional work experience. For many,...

05 Aug 2021

Overview of I-140 Downgrade from EB2 to EB3 Preference Category

Historically, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India has enjoyed a more favorable cutoff date in the monthly visa bulletin than its employment-based, third preference (EB3) counterpart. More recently, the cutoff date for EB3 India has surged forward, and has consistently remained ahead of...