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Visa Bulletin Predictions – July 2013

The visa bulletin for July 2013 has just been published. No, the priority dates for EB-2 India still have not advanced. However, the visa bulletin does include some interesting forecasts for the August and September 2013 visa bulletins. Specifically:… Read More
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What Are the Requirements for the EB-1 Visa (Alien of Extraordinary Ability/Outstanding Researcher or Professor) or National Interest Waiver Petition?

Are you thinking of applying for the EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary/Outstanding Researcher or Professor visa classification? Or perhaps the EB-2 National Interest Waiver? If so, you may find it helpful to have a list of the types of documentation that i… Read More
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Don’t Forget to Pay the New Immigrant Visa Fee!

USCIS has recently implemented a new immigrant visa fee of $165, to be paid by people who are entering the US on an immigrant visa. An immigrant visa means that you are applying to enter the United States as a permanent resident, rather than on a tem… Read More
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Forewarned is Forearmed: Best Practices for Traveling Permanent Residents

Traveling as a Green Card Holder: What You Need to Know There are two issues for US legal permanent residents (green card holders) who wish to travel internationally: 1) Physical presence in the US to preserve the permanent residence status, and 2) P… Read More
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Interview Waiver Program Expands in India!

In March 2012, the US consulates in India launched the Interview Waiver Program (IWP) to further streamline the visa application process in India, to meet significantly increased demand. The US consulates in India are now expanding that program furth… Read More
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December Visa Bulletin: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The December visa bulletin has just been published, and it brings this news to the world of US immigrants waiting for their green cards: 1. The Good: The EB-2 worldwide category remains current, and we anticipate it will stay current indefinitely (at… Read More
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Apply to Win a Green Card! Diversity Visa Lottery Opens Next Week

Get your keyboards & photos ready folks! The DV-2014 visa lottery will open on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. What is the Diversity Visa Lottery? The DV lottery program, also referred to sometimes as the green card lottery, is a program created by Con… Read More
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Department of Labor Confirms University Professors and Instructors Require Prevailing Wage Determinations

The DOL has recently posted a “FAQ” to clarify that university professors and instructors using the “special handling” option for the PERM labor certification must still obtain a prevailing wage determination before filing the… Read More
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What is a priority date?

What is a priority date in US immigration, and why does it matter? In most cases, there are three major factors that determine how soon an applicant for permanent residence status will receive the green card: The country he/she was born in. The famil… Read More
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