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Wondering How the New Employment-based Adjustment of Status Interview Requirement Will Affect You?

On August 28, USCIS announced that there will be a new requirement for in-person interviews for employment-based Adjustment of Status cases that were filed after March 6, 2017. This new requirement will be effective starting October 1. Since the 1990s, most of the employment-based Adjustment of Status cases have been adjudicated without interviews. This new requirement was made in reaction to the president’s Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the […]

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FAQ: Medical Exam for Adjustment of Status

If you are applying for U.S. permanent residence (“green card”), you’ll need to submit to a medical exam. This FAQ is intended to guide you through this process. Why do I have to undergo a medical exam?  The purpose of the examination is to confirm that you are not inadmissible to the U.S. on public health grounds. The medical examination must be performed by a civil surgeon who has been designated by the immigration authorities […]

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September Visa Bulletin Shows Continued Improvement for Priority Dates

Good news for waiting Legal Permanent Resident applicants as the September Visa Bulletin, published by the Department of State, shows another month of improvements.  (Click here to see the August 2010 Visa Bulletin). The September Visa Bulletin published the following priority dates: Family Based Preference Priority Dates Preference Category China India Dominican Republic Mexico The Philippines All other countries 1st Jan. 1, 2006 Jan. 1, 2006 Jan. 1, 2006 Dec. 1, 1992 Jan. 1, 1997 Jan. 1, 2006 2nd […]

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New Priority Dates Could Mean Sooner Green Cards

New published priority dates for U.S. immigrant visas may mean waiting applicants from India and China may be able to obtain their permanent residence status sooner than previously expected. A priority date is determined by the application’s filing date and establishes an applicant’s place in line for obtaining an immigrant visa. Given the high demand, wait times can often be lengthy as the number of available family-based and employment-based immigrant visas is limited annually by […]

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The K-Visa Process: Tips to Navigate the Fiancé Visa

The K-1 Visas are popular family-based visas for foreign national fiancés of U.S. Citizens to obtain legal permanent residence in the United States. The process can be confusing and includes many time-sensitive steps that applicants should understand before beginning the process. Recently, I have had the privilege of assisting several couples from European and Latin American countries through this process, from the filing of the I-129F petition for a K-1 Fiancé Visa to the Adjustment […]

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