Visa Number Retrogression

Introduction The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has given more than one rude shock to U.S. employers and foreign national workers in the last two months. The unprecedented rate at which H-1B visas were used up caught U.S. employers by surprise in August 2005. In September 2005, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released […]

PERM Labor Certification Process:

Introduction The labor certification process has evolved because for aliens that are seeking permanent residence in the U.S. based on employment it is mandatory under the Immigration and Nationality Act, that the Secretary of Labor must certify that: There are not sufficient workers able, willing, qualified and available to perform the work, and The employment […]

When Is Your Priority Date Becoming Current

Introduction People are often confused when you start talking about the USCIS Processing Times and Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin. Many think that the USCIS Processing Times and Visa Bulletin are same, but this is absolutely incorrect. Processing times for petitions and applications are very different from the waiting times or priority dates. Let […]

Green Card Options For Professors And Researchers:

Introduction Advancements in science, technology and the humanities depend on the continuous flow of accomplished, well-trained and motivated individuals into the field. The U.S. has maintained its dominance in academia due to its ability to continue to attract the world’s leading professors and researchers. The challenge for professors and researchers and the institutions that employ […]

‘Schedule A’ Green Card For Physical Therapists:

Introduction Physical therapists are a set of professionals who are in high demand in the U.S. Nothing signifies this better than the certification by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that the occupation of ‘Physical Therapy’ is one that has a shortage of qualified and available U.S. workers. As a result, foreign national physical therapists […]