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June 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued – No Relief for India

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for June 2019, which provides the visa number availability for family-sponsored and employment-sponsored preference categories, as well as for the diversity visa lottery cut-offs. USCIS has not yet announced whether in June 2019 it will accept adjustment of status applications based on the filing dates or READ MORE

May 2019 Visa Bulletin and EB-1 Remains Backlogged

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for May 2019, which provides the visa number availability for family-sponsored and employment-sponsored preference categories, as well as for the diversity visa lottery cut-offs. USCIS has not announced that in May 2019 it will accept adjustment of status applications based on the filing dates chart for READ MORE

USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for February 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for February 2019. Applicants of family-based cases (beneficiaries of the approved Form I-130 immigrant visa petition) should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for February 2019. READ MORE

January 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for January 2019, which provides the visa number availability for family-sponsored and employment-sponsored preference categories, as well as for the diversity visa lottery cut-offs. Applicants for immigrant visas (and adjustment of status to legal permanent residency) who have a priority date (place in line) earlier than READ MORE

USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for October 2018

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for October 2018. Applicants of both family-based cases (beneficiaries of the approved Form I-130 immigrant visa petition) and employment-based cases should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa READ MORE

EB-1 Final Action Date in August 2018 Visa Bulletin Causes Confusion

The US Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2018 states that a final action date of May 1, 2016, will take effect “immediately” for EB-1 Worldwide, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. This immediate effective date has created confusion. USCIS has clarified that through the end of July 2018, it will continue READ MORE

USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for August 2018

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for August 2018. Applicants of family-based cases (beneficiaries of the approved Form I-130 immigrant visa petition) should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2018. READ MORE