13 Sep 2021

NewsFlash! Use “Dates for Filing Chart” for Oct 2021 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its adjustment-of-status filing charts webpage today, indicating that the more favorable dates for filing chart (i.e., Chart B) is to be used for virtually all family and employment-based categories in the October 2021 Visa Bulletin. The only...

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...

05 Jul 2021

July 2021 Visa Bulletin Check-In

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently held its monthly YouTube program with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. During the program, Mr. Oppenheim provided some updated predictions for the rest of fiscal year 2021 (FY21), which runs through September 30,...