USCIS Closes all Field Offices to the Public until atleast April 1, 2020

USCIS has closed all its field offices to the public until at least April 1, 2020 as of today.  Any appointments or biometrics scheduled today through April 1, 2020 are canceled and will be rescheduled once USCIS starts interviews and biometrics again. Please call us or email us if you have any questions!  Our office

March Visa Bulletin Update – EB2 Remains current but EB3 Backlogged

Additional Countries Added to Travel Ban

On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the Travel Ban enacted in 2018 to include certain foreign nationals of the following six countries: Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on an assessment from the Department of Homeland Security

February Visa Bulletin and Update from DOS

National Interest Waiver: Not just for Scientists

Immigrant Visa Backlogs and Congress: Can They Fix the Problem?

Not everyone realizes but there are huge backlogs of cases for employment based immigrant visas.  For about 1 year now the EB-1 category (Extra-ordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor and Researchers and Intra-Company Transferees) category has been backlogged about 1 year for most of the world and several years for China and about 4-5 years for India.

January Visa Bulletin – Good Surprises

H-1B Grace Period: What is it?

We have received a good number of questions about the grace period afforded to H-1B visa holders recently, so I thought I would go through the grace period and what it covers.  We discussed this previously in this blog post but this post will clarify and expand on exactly how the grace period works. Who is

Potential EB-2 Backlog starting as early as January 2020

December Visa Bulletin Update

The December Visa Bulletin was released just a couple days ago. The most startling item in the bulletin was a note by Mr. Oppenheim stating that EB-2 and EB-3 may no longer be current come January or February of next year.  This is a major change from previous years, as these categories either remained current,