On March 28, 2023, U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) published a final rule regarding nonimmigrant visa fee increases at consular… Read More »Visa Fee Increases for Consular Processing
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Extension of Deadline to Respond to Notice or Request Has Ended on March 23, 2023 On March 23, 2023, U.S.… Read More »USCIS Ends Covid-19 Related Flexibilities
On January 12, 2023, USCIS announced the final phase of premium processing expansion for Form I-140 petitions under the EB-1… Read More »Premium Processing Expansion For EB-1C And EB-2 NIW Petitions
Extension of interview waivers: The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced extension of the authority of consular officers to waive… Read More »Interview Waivers For Nonimmigrant Visa
On October 24, 2022, USCIS announced its extension of certain Covid-19 related flexibilities through January 24, 2023. This is to… Read More »USCIS Extends Covid-19 Related Flexibilities
What triggers revocation of approval of immigrant petition and what is the effect? In general, obtaining approval of an immigrant… Read More »What Triggers Revocation Of Approval Of Immigrant Petition?
On September 29, 2022, USCIS announced an extension of the temporary waiver of the requirement that civil surgeons must sign… Read More »Extension Of 60-Day Rule Waiver On Form I-693
Employment-based green card petition can be a long process. Applicants must start from PERM labor certification process unless the petition… Read More »Can I Change Jobs While My I-485 Is Pending?
To file a Form I-485, the underlying Form I-140 must remain valid. That is, you need to maintain valid status… Read More »Can I File I-485 For The I-140 Filed By A Previous Employer?