USDOS Announces February Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of February 2018.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
China
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
India
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
China
October 1, 2013
Advanced 7 weeks

EB-2
India
December 8, 2008
Advanced 2 weeks

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
China
September 15, 2014
Advanced 5 months

EB-3
India
December 1, 2006
Advanced 1 month

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
March 1, 2016
Advanced 2 weeks

 

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The 12 Notes of H-1B Sponsorship: What U.S. Employers Should Know About the H-1B Lottery

The 12 Notes of Christmas H-1B Sponsorship: What U.S. Employers Should Know About the H-1B Lottery

The holidays are just around the corner, closely followed by the H-1B lottery during the first week of April. Though the deadline may seem far off, now is when U.S. employers should begin to consider which foreign workers they […]

By |December 11th, 2017|Green Cards, H-1B visas, News|Comments Off on The 12 Notes of H-1B Sponsorship: What U.S. Employers Should Know About the H-1B Lottery

USDOS Announces December Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of December 2017.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
China
          Current
Unchanged

EB-1
India
          Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
China
July 1, 2013
Advanced 2 weeks

EB-2
India
November 1, 2008
Advanced 3 weeks

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
China
March 8, 2014
Advanced 5 weeks

EB-3
India
October 15, 2006
Unchanged

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
January 15, 2016
Unchanged

 

 

By |November 27th, 2017|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces December Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces November Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of November 2017.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
China
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
India
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
China
June 15, 2013
Advanced 3 weeks

EB-2
India
October 8, 2008
Advanced 3 weeks

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
China
February 1, 2014
Advanced 1 month

EB-3
India
October 15, 2006
Unchanged

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
January 15, 2016
Advanced 6 weeks

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By |October 18th, 2017|Green Cards, News|Comments Off on USDOS Announces November Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces October Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of October 2017.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
China
Current
Advanced 68.5 months

EB-1
India
Current
Advanced 68.5 months

EB-1
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Worldwide
Current
Advanced 20.5 months

EB-2
China
May 22, 2013
Advanced 5 weeks

EB-2
India
September 15, 2008
Advanced 3 weeks

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Advanced 20.5 months

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Advanced 20.5 months

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
China
January 1, 2014
Advanced 24 months

EB-3
India
October 15, 2006
Advanced 3 months

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
December 1, 2015
Advanced 6 months

 

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By |September 18th, 2017|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces October Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

Employment-Based Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Attend In-Person Interviews

The USCIS has announced that it will require in-person interviews for employment-based I-485 adjustment of status applicants starting October 1, 2017. This requirement is different from the current interview standard, where interviews for employment-based I-485 applicants are typically waived.

This change is a result of the USCIS’s recently altered “comprehensive strategy to further improve the […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Green Cards, News|Comments Off on Employment-Based Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Attend In-Person Interviews

Travel Abroad More Complex for Business Travelers Under New USCIS Policy Relating to Advance Parole

Foreign nationals who travel abroad while their application for advance parole is pending will now have that application deemed abandoned by the USCIS and therefore denied.  The USCIS has confirmed that this is its new policy, even if the individual also holds an H visa, an L visa, or another unexpired advance parole.  Therefore, […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Green Cards, News|Comments Off on Travel Abroad More Complex for Business Travelers Under New USCIS Policy Relating to Advance Parole

USDOS Announces September Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of September 2017.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
China
January 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-1
India
January 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-1
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Worldwide
January 1, 2016
Advanced 8 months

EB-2
China
April 15, 2013
Advanced 2 days

EB-2
India
August 22, 2008
Advanced 1 month

EB-2
Mexico
January 1, 2016
Advanced 8 months

EB-2
Philippines
January 1, 2016
Advanced 8 months

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
China
January 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-3
India
July 15, 2006
Unchanged

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
June 1, 2015
Unchanged

By |August 17th, 2017|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces September Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

What U.S. Companies and Foreign Workers Should Know About the RAISE Act Immigration Point System

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, President Trump endorsed the RAISE Act, a new bill proposed in the Senate by Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, in hopes of securing more jobs for American workers. If made into law, the bill would affect both family and employment-based immigration. U.S. companies and foreign workers should know […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Green Cards, News|Comments Off on What U.S. Companies and Foreign Workers Should Know About the RAISE Act Immigration Point System

USDOS Announces August Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of August 2017.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
China
January 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-1
India
January 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-1
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-1
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Worldwide
April 1, 2015
Retrogressed 27 months

EB-2
China
April 13, 2013
Advanced 3 weeks

EB-2
India
July 22, 2008
Unchanged

EB-2
Mexico
April 1, 2015
Retrogressed 27 months

EB-2
Philippines
April 1, 2015
Retrogressed 27 months

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Advanced 5 weeks

EB-3
China
January 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-3
India
July 15, 2006
Advanced 4.5 months

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Advanced 5 weeks

EB-3
Philippines
June […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces August Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications