15 Oct 2018

Notifying USCIS of Change in Address

Most foreign nationals 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 correspondence. Change of Address Requirements Immigration...

12 Oct 2018

NewsFlash! Use “Dates for Filing” Chart in Nov 2018 Visa Bulletin for All Categories

The dates for filing (DF) chart is to be used for all family- and employment-based categories in the November 2018 Visa Bulletin, per the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) update to its adjustment-of-status filing charts webpage. This is the second month in a row that...

05 Oct 2018

Proposed Rule to Expand Definition of “Public Charge” to Be Published on Wednesday

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is scheduled to publish a proposed rule on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, entitled Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds. This rule would greatly expand the categories of public benefits looked at to determine whether a foreign national may be...

02 Oct 2018

NewsFlash! USCIS Goes Back to Using “Dates for Filing Chart” in Oct 2018 Visa Bulletin for All Categories

This morning, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed course, updating the adjustment-of-status filing charts webpage yet again to indicate that the more favorable dates for filing (DF) chart dates may be used for both family- and employment-based cases in the October 2018 Visa Bulletin. No...

01 Oct 2018

NewsFlash! Employment-Based Cases Now Must Use “Final Action Chart” in Oct Visa Bulletin

Earlier today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated the adjustment-of-status filing charts webpage to indicate that only the less favorable final action (FA) chart dates may be used for employment-based cases in the October 2018 Visa Bulletin. The USCIS had previously indicated that...

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