USCIS Provides Adjustment of Status Green Card Filing Dates for February 2024

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency (Form I-485), also known as the green card,  for February 2024. The US Department of State issues a Visa Bulletin each month.  This Visa Bulletin provides the visa numbers available for issuance of the READ MORE

US Announces Interview Waiver Expansion to Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

The Department of State, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, has substantially updated its processing of nonimmigrant visas at US consulates, allowing for more waivers of interviews for nonimmigrant visa to the US, including such as H-1B specialty worker visas, L-1 intracompany transferee visas, E-2 treaty investor visas, E-3 visas for Singaporeans and READ MORE

Trump’s Tougher Visa Screening Rules

According to the NY Times, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has sent four diplomatic cables to consular posts abroad instructing them to increase scrutiny for some visa applicants, implementing a memo that President Donald Trump signed along with his revised travel ban executive order. This increased scrutiny does not apply to citizens of 38 READ MORE

Unused Visa Numbers for EB-2s from India and China

The US Visa Office has recently announced that 12,000 unused immigrant visa numbers will be made available to the EB-2 category and for the thousands of seekers of legal permanent residency to the US. Ultimately, these numbers will be assigned to those EB-2 visa applicants from India and China whose priority dates fall within the READ MORE