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H2B Cap Count Update
July 24, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of July 18, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 24,769 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 18, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of July 14, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 24,638 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
July 10, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of July 7, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 24,490 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
August 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 Priority Date Advances for India and China
July 10, 2014
In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2014, the EB-2 priority dates advanced in respect to both India and China. The EB-3 priority dates also advanced for India, China, and Philippines, but remained stagnant for all other countries.
H2B Cap Count Update
June 25, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of June 23, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 23,801 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
H2B Cap Count Update
June 20, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of June 16, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 23,569 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
New NIV Interview Appointment System at U.S. Embassy, Paris
June 18, 2014
The U.S. Embassy in Paris has announced that it will transition to a new and improved visa appointment system on July 31, 2014. Starting July 31, nonimmigrant visa applicants will have the option of paying the visa application fee via debit card or bank transfer. Further, passports with visas and other documents will be returned to applicants by a courier service at no cost to the applicant and can be tracked online.
H2B Cap Count Update
June 17, 2014
USCIS has updated the count of H2B visa petitions received and counted towards the H2B cap for the fiscal year 2014 employment. As of June 11, 2014, USCIS has approved approximately 23,489 beneficiaries for the 2nd half of FY 2014.
July 2014 Visa Bulletin: Significant Advancement of EB-2 Priority Dates for India
June 16, 2014
In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for July 2014, the EB-2 priority date advanced significantly from 11/15/04 to 09/01/2008 in respect to India. The EB-3 priority dates also advanced marginally for India, but remained stagnant for all other countries except Philippines, in respect to which the priority date advanced by a year.
USCIS Issues New Policy on Form I-693
June 5, 2014
USCIS has announced that starting June 1, 2014, it will limit the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from the date of submission to USCIS. Applicants must submit Form I-693 to USCIS within one year of the immigration medical examination.
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