05 Jun 2020

June 2020 Visa Bulletin Check-In

Most months, Charles Oppenheim, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provides visa bulletin explanations and predictions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Oppenheim is currently working from home, and therefore is unable to access certain government databases....

01 Jun 2020

EB5 Regional Centers

Most foreign nationals who apply for permanent residency (commonly, a “green card”), through the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5) immigrant investor category, meet the investment requirement by using the regional center program. Although the EB5 petition process is largely identical whether the immigrant investor applies through...

29 May 2020

NewsFlash! Premium Processing Service Being Phased In, Starting 01.Jun.2020

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it would resume premium processing service in phases, beginning June 1, 2020. Per the announcement, premium processing will be made available as follows.Effective June 1, 2020, the USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium...

28 May 2020

Current Administration & Immigration

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28 May 2020

USCIS Provides Flexibility During Pandemic to Physicians Seeking Conrad 30 Waivers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a policy memorandum containing some limited changes for certain foreign medical graduates during the COVID-19 national emergency. The new policy provides some relief from adverse immigration consequences to international medical graduates working in the U.S. in...

27 May 2020

NewsFlash! USCIS Plans to Resume In-Person Services on 04.Jun.2020

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that routine in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) will resume on June 4, 2020. Per the announcement, the USCIS is following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control...

21 May 2020

June 2020 Visa Bulletin: EB1 India Advances

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action (FA) chart, unless otherwise specified. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category The EB1 cutoff date for India moves ahead by more...