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Should I Submit the Medical Exam with My Employment-Based I-485 Filing?

We are thrilled that dozens of our clients can file the I-485 application for adjustment of status as of October 1, even though the priority date is not yet current (see this post). Many of our clients are wondering if they should submit the medical… Read More
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October 2015 Visa Bulletin Madness (and Gladness): Priority Dates, Final Action Dates, Filing Dates, EADs and More – Oh My!

The October 2015 visa bulletin was recently published. While the new visa bulletin is much anticipated each month, this month’s visa bulletin brought a much anticipated, major change: it is now possible to file the I-485 application for permanent r… Read More
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Visa Bulletin Predictions - May 2015

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has started having regular meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the man behind the crystal ball of the visa bulletin (he is the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of… Read More
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July 2014 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & What to Do Next

The July 2014 Visa Bulletin was just published, and as usual, it brings a mixture of good, bad, and neutral news. For most categories, the priority dates stayed the same, retrogressed, or moved up a little. However, the big news for the July 2014 Vis… Read More
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Visa Bulletin Predictions for February 2014 and Beyond

The January 2014 visa bulletin was published this week. Sadly, it did not bring glad tidings of great joy, especially for India/EB-2. The Department of State’s Visa Office has recently provided the following information on recent demand in the empl… Read More
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October 2013 Visa Bulletin: Change in Dates and Predictions for What’s Next

The October 2013 visa bulletin was recently published, and it brings both good and bad news. The bad news is that the F2A miracle has ended for now. That is, the F2A category for spouses and minor children of permanent residents has a cut-off date fo… Read More
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September 2013 Visa Bulletin: What’s Happening Now, and Visa Bulletin Predictions

The September 2013 visa bulletin has been published, and it brings more good news for lots of people. More specifically: – The F2A category (for spouses and minor, unmarried children of permanent residents) is still current for all categories!… Read More
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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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