USCIS Still Quiet on Green Card Filing Dates for January 2017

The USCIS still has not announced whether it will use the “action” date or the “filing” date for determining who can file their adjustment of status application in January 2017.  Typically, USCIS makes this announcement on the 14th day of the month, but it yet to disclose this information as of today.  We will […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USCIS Still Quiet on Green Card Filing Dates for January 2017

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 2016.

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
March 1, 2013
Unchanged

EB-2
India
April 22, 2009
Unchanged

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Worldwide
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
China
May 1, 2014
Unchanged

EB-3
India
July 1, 2005
Unchanged

EB-3
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
September 1, 2013
Unchanged

 

By |October 19th, 2016|Green Cards, News, PERM|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 2016. Many categories have advanced substantially due to a combination of two factors: (1) the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1 and the new visa quotas effective on that date and (2) the […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces October Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces July Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of July 2016.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
All
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
All
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
China
January 1, 2010
Unchanged

EB-2
India
November 1, 2004
Advances 1 month

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
All
March 1, 2016
Advances 2 weeks

EB-3
China
January 1, 2010
Unchanged

EB-3
India
October 22, 2004
Advances 1 month

EB-3
Mexico
March 1, 2016
Advances 2 weeks

EB-3
Philippines
February 15, 2009
Advances 3.5 months

 

By |June 10th, 2016|Green Cards, News|Comments Off on USDOS Announces July Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces June Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces June Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of June 2016.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
All
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
All
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
China
January 1, 2010
Retrogresses 32 months

EB-2
India
October 1, 2004
Retrogresses 49.75 months

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
All
February 15, 2016
Unchanged

EB-3
China
January 1, 2010
Retrogresses 43.5 months

EB-3
India
September 22, 2004
Advances 3 weeks

EB-3
Mexico
February 15, 2016
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
November 1, 2008
Advances 11 […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces June Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces May Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of May 2016.

Category
Country of Chargeability
Priority Date
Comment

EB-1
All
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
All
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
China
September 1, 2012
Unchanged

EB-2
India
November 22, 2008
Advances 2 weeks

EB-2
Mexico
Current
Unchanged

EB-2
Philippines
Current
Unchanged

EB-3
All
February 15, 2016
Unchanged

EB-3
China
August 15, 2013
Unchanged

EB-3
India
September 1, 2004
Advances 3 weeks

EB-3
Mexico
February 15, 2016
Unchanged

EB-3
Philippines
August 8, 2008
Advances 13 weeks

 

By |April 19th, 2016|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces May Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces March Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of March 2016.
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By |February 16th, 2016|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces March Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

USDOS Announces Special Priority Date Schedule For October

For October, the State Department has announced a different approach regarding priority dates and an individual’s ability to file for adjustment of status.  As a result, eligibility to file an I-485 application for adjustment of status in October is as follows:

EB-1 remains current for all countries.

EB-2 China advances by more than 8 years to […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Green Cards, News, PERM|Comments Off on USDOS Announces Special Priority Date Schedule For October

Permanent Resident Card and Form I-9

A permanent resident card that indicates “signature waived” is an acceptable document for Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, so long as it is unexpired and reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting it. The USCIS began waiving signature on some green cards in February of 2015 and has recently […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Green Cards, News|Comments Off on Permanent Resident Card and Form I-9

Presidential Action Affecting Employment-Related Immigration

Under the Executive Action announced on November 20, the following changes among others are indicated:

Early Green Card filing and related work permits and travel permits for those who are eligible to apply for adjustment of status but do not have a current priority date.
Employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers.
Improved adjudication of L-1B “specialized […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Green Cards, H-1B visas, L visas, News|Comments Off on Presidential Action Affecting Employment-Related Immigration