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USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for July 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for July 2019. Applicants in the F-2A category of family-based cases (spouses and children under 21 of legal permanent residents)  may use the “Final Action Dates” chart.  For all other family-based cases (beneficiaries of READ MORE

July 2019 Visa Bulletin Immigrant Visa Number Predictions for Green Card Status

On June 21, 2019, Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim provided predictions for movements of immigrant visa numbers, which were published in the July 2019 Visa Bulletin.  The following are the projections for the family-based and employment-based preference filings. Family-Based Worldwide Categories: The F-2A category advanced to “current” across the board in the July 2019 Visa READ MORE

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

January 2019 Immigrant Visa Number Predictions for Green Card Status

Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim has provided predictions for movements of visa numbers in the February 2019 Visa Bulletin. The next projections will most likely be published in the July 2019 Visa Bulletin. The following are the projections for the family-based and employment-based preference filings. Family-Based Worldwide Categories (except oversubscribed countries): FB-1: Up to 5 READ MORE

February 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) posted the February 2019 Visa Bulletin, 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 the 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