20 Jul 2017

August 2017 Visa Bulletin Check-in: Discouraging Predictions for FY18

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides visa bulletin explanations and predictions nearly every month. The update this month for the August 2017 Visa Bulletin includes both some short-term predictions and some predictions for...

11 Jul 2017

August 2017 Visa Bulletin: EB2 ‘Rest of the World’ Retrogresses, EB3 India Advances

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2017 Visa Bulletin this afternoon. In the final action (FA) chart, the cutoff dates in the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category remain unchanged, leaving India and China stuck at January 1, 2012. In the employment-based, second...

20 Apr 2017

NewsFlash! Only Final Action Dates Can Be Used in May 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that only the cutoff dates in the 'final action' (FA) chart of the May 2017 Visa Bulletin may be used for purposes of applying for adjustment of status. This applies to both employment-based and family-based cases....

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