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DOS Announces Visa Retrogression for India and China EB-1 and Worldwide EB-2 until October 1, 2016

Due to continued high demand for immigrant visas, the U.S Department of State (DOS) announced cut-off dates for permanent residence applicants under the employment-based EB-1 category for India and China and all applicants in the second preference EB-2 category. EB-1 Visas are primarily reserved for priority workers and historically remained current for all applicants throughout the year.  Meaning that these applicants did not have to wait for visa availability to apply for an immigrant visa.  […]

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FAQ: National Visa Center (NVC) Processing

To download a PDF version, click here. What is the National Visa Center (NVC)? The NVC is a Department of State (DOS) facility that handles immigrant visa processing.  They act as a liaison between USCIS, the green card applicant(s) and the consular post abroad.

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High Demand for EB-1 Visas Might Result in Unprecedented Cut Off Dates

As a result of employers and foreign nationals looking for alternatives to the H-1B cap, the Department of State (DOS) and USCIS have advised that there has been a significantly high demand for visas in the EB-1 category. DOS has said that should demand continue to remain at the same rate, some form of “corrective action” would be necessary before the close of the fiscal year to regulate worldwide visa numbers. This may require the […]

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