31 Dec 2020

Update on COVID-Related Delays at USCIS

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated delays and backlogs at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These delays have been especially pronounced with regard to the scheduling of biometrics appointments at application support centers (ASCs) and in the issuance of receipt notices. Update on Biometrics...

22 Dec 2020

USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Requests Until Jan 31, 2021

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has again extended the response time flexibility, initially announced on March 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This flexibility applies to applicants and petitioners responding to any of the following, issued from March 1, 2020 through January...

03 Dec 2020

NewsFlash! Bill to End Employment-Based Per-Country Cap Inches Closer to Becoming Law

Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, which would eliminate the per-country cap on employment-based green cards, and increase the per-country limit for family-based categories. The Senate version is an amended version of the bill previously passed by the...

20 Nov 2020

December 2020 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the December 2020 Visa Bulletin. Much of the movement is fairly modest, but the most dramatic change is significant retrogression for EB3 India in the dates for filing chart, commonly referred to as Chart B. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based,...