Category Archives: Green cards

USDOS Announces December Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of December 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China           Current Unchanged EB-1 India           Current Unchanged … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces November Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of November 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China           Current Unchanged EB-1 India           Current Unchanged … Continue reading

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Employment-Based Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Attend In-Person Interviews

The USCIS has announced that it will require in-person interviews for employment-based I-485 adjustment of status applicants starting October 1, 2017. This requirement is different from the current interview standard, where interviews for employment-based I-485 applicants are typically waived. This … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces September Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of September 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Unchanged EB-1 India January 1, … Continue reading

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What U.S. Companies and Foreign Workers Should Know About the RAISE Act Immigration Point System

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, President Trump endorsed the RAISE Act, a new bill proposed in the Senate by Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, in hopes of securing more jobs for American workers. If made into law, the bill … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces August Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of August 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Unchanged EB-1 India January 1, … Continue reading

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Should Companies Enter Their L-1A Visa Holders In The H-1B Lottery?

Many multinational companies are interested in pursuing green cards for their foreign workers, a process that can take anywhere between a few months and a few years. Companies who have numerous foreign workers present in the U.S. on L-1A visas … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces July Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of July 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Unchanged EB-1 India January 1, … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces June Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of June 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China January 1, 2012 Retrogressed 67 months EB-1 India … Continue reading

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USDOS Announces May Priority Dates For Filing Permanent Residency Applications

The following priority dates determine whether an applicant may file for permanent residency during the month of May 2017. Category Country of Chargeability Priority Date Comment EB-1 Worldwide Current Unchanged EB-1 China Current Unchanged EB-1 India Current Unchanged EB-1 Mexico … Continue reading

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