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USCIS July 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
June 14, 2016
USCIS has announced the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for July 2016 must be used for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS in July 2016.
FY 2016 EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants From Mexico
June 9, 2016
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for July 2016 indicates that Mexico has reached its EB-4 visa limit for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016). Mexico joins El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in the list of countries that have reached their FY 2016 EB-4 visa limits. Starting 07/01/2016, applicants from Mexico who filed Form I-360, on or after 01/01/2010, will not be able to obtain an immigrant visa or adjust status until new visas become available.
Visa Bulletin July 2016: EB-2 India Advances By A Month, EB-2 China Stagnant
June 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin July 2016 shows advancement by a month for EB-2 India in the Application Final Action Dates chart, even as EB-2 China remained stagnant. Significant retrogression was seen in the EB-3 Other Workers Category for China. No change was seen in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories.
Nebraska Service Center to Accept Certain H-1B1 and H1B Petitions
June 4, 2016
Starting July 1, 2016, Nebraska Service Center will begin accepting certain Form I-129 H1B petitions and H-1B1 petitions on behalf of Chileans and Singaporeans. Currently, all H-1B1 petitions on behalf of Chileans and Singaporeans are filed at the Vermont Service Center, and all H1B petitions are filed at the Vermont Service Center or California Service Center depending on the work location.
USCIS June 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
May 19, 2016
USCIS has announced that the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for June 2016 must be used for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS in June 2016.
Form I-129 Petition Seeking Extension of Status or Change of Employer Pending for Over 210 Days: Petitioners May Now Submit Inquiries With USCIS
May 11, 2016
Employers who have filed a Form I-129 petition seeking extension of status or change of employer may now submit an inquiry with USCIS if their I-129 petition has been pending for 210 days or more.
USCIS To Implement Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) Program
May 10, 2016
USCIS has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the implementation of the Filipino Veterans Parole policy. Under the FWVP program, USCIS will offer certain family members of Filipino World War II veterans, who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions, an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole on a case-by-case basis so that they may come to the United States as they wait for their immigrant visa numbers to become available.
USCIS Publishes Optional Checklists For Forms I-129F and I-765 Filing
May 10, 2016
USCIS has published on its website, optional checklists for Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)), and Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) to assist applicants in the submission of related form packages. The USCIS optional checklists will help applicants identify documents they need to include and important items they need to complete in the form.
ESTA Reminder: Visa Waiver Program Travelers Must Have e-Passport
May 10, 2016
Foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. with an ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program must have an e-Passport. Travelers planning to seek admission under the VWP must check their passports and their current ESTA status to make sure they are in compliance with the visa waiver program requirements.
H-2A Visa Updates: USCIS Launches e-Approval; Will Use Pre-paid Mailers To Send Receipt Notices
May 10, 2016
USCIS has announced two significant changes in processing of Form I-129 petitions for H-2A visa classification. Starting May 11, 2016, USCIS will send approval information for H-2A petitions to DOS electronically, and DOS will accept this electronic information in place of a Form I-797 Approval Notice. USCIS will also begin using pre-paid mailers provided by petitioners to send out receipt notices for H-2A petitions.
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