15 May 2019

June 2019 Visa Bulletin: EB1 India Retrogresses, EB5 India Retrogression Coming Soon

The June 2019 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The most notable movement is that the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category for India retrogresses significantly, albeit only temporarily. In addition, the latest visa bulletin cautions that the employment-based, fifth...

07 May 2019

Serious Immigration Consequences for Marijuana, Despite State Law Changes

Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana at the state level can mislead noncitizens into thinking using marijuana in accordance with state law is legal. Marijuana, however, is a controlled substance under federal law. Therefore, the use, sale, purchase, or even the mere possession of marijuana, in...

06 May 2019

My I-140 is approved, my I-485 is pending, and my priority date is current. How long does it normally take to get called in for the in-person interview?

Answer The National Benefits Center (NBC) takes care of scheduling all interviews, however the timing of that appointment is based on availability at the specific office that has jurisdiction for where you live. Every office is different. There is some general processing information on the USCIS...

15 Apr 2019

I work for a multinational corporation and was recently promoted to a Senior Director position within my company. Can I convert my application to EB1?

Answer The law provides specific criteria to qualify for EB1(c) as a manager or executive, which includes certain experience abroad. As a result, someone promoted to a managerial job in the U.S. does not necessarily qualify for EB1(c). (15.Apr.2019)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy...

25 Mar 2019

Do the EB1(a), EB1(b), and EB1(c) categories have different final action dates in the visa bulletin?

Answer All EB1 classifications are subject to the same final action dates. (25.Mar.2019)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 here.Access more FAQs here. Copyright © 2019, MURTHY...