News Updates

Visa Bulletin Update & Predictions of Future Visa Availability

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Visa Bulletin Update - Employment-Based Third Preference (EB-3) Immediately Unavailable Through End of Fiscal Year 2019 Each month, the U.S. Department of State publishes its Visa Bulletin, which lists dates of immigrant visa availability based on priority date, visa category, and country of nationality.  The purpose...

Significant Changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

July 25, 2019 Larrabee

On July 24, 2019, USCIS published the much anticipated final regulation overhauling the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.  This program was created by Congress in 1990 to promote employment creation in the United States.  Under the EB-5 program, foreign nationals are able to apply for permanent...

New Social Media Question on U.S. Visa Applications

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has updated its DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application and DS-260 immigrant visa application to include a question on social media identifiers.  The item requires applicants to use a drop-down list to indicate the social media platforms they have used during...

FY2020 H-1B CAP UPDATES

April 15, 2019 Larrabee

Caps reached USCIS received 201,011 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. USCIS announced on April 5 that it had received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-1B regular cap of 65,000.    For a...