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IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Processing Times for I-526, I-829 Petitions and I-924 Applications through May 2016

IIUSA Data Report: USCIS Processing Times for I-526, I-829 Petitions and I-924 Applications through May 2016  Last week United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published updated processing times for the Immigration Investor Program Office (IPO). The processing times are as follows: I-526  The average processing time for Form I-526 is currently 16.6 months, which […]

August 2016 Visa Bulletin

This is for family based applications. Family- Sponsored  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES  F1 01JAN10 01JAN10 01JAN10 01APR95 22DEC05 F2A 22NOV15 22NOV15 22NOV15 22NOV15 22NOV15 F2B 08FEB11 08FEB11 08FEB11 22MAY96 01FEB06 F3 22AUG05 22AUG05 22AUG05 01MAY95 01AUG95 F4 15JUN04 15JUN04 01MAY04 01JUN98 15JUL93 And this is for employment […]

La Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia o DACA Sobrevive la Decisión Reciente del Tribunal Supremo de Los Estados Unidos

En junio 23 del 2016, el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos emitió un fallo dividido de 4-4 en el caso de United States v. Texas, que mantiene congelado el programa de expansión de DACA. A pesar de esta decisión, la Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia o DACA sigue en […]

What are the family based visa categories?

For family based petitions, each category is based on the type of relationship the U.S. citizen or green card holder petitioner has with the beneficiary.   Parents, spouses and children under 21 of U.S. citizens always have a visa number available so they will not have to wait.   Everyone else must fit into one […]

July 2016 Visa Bulletin

This is for family based applications. And this is for employment based applications.

What are the employment based visa categories?

For employment based petitions, each category is based on the type of employment you are accepting.The visa categories are usually based on skill and experience and industry.Each visa category has a certain number of visas available every year. If the U.S. government receives more applications than the number of visas available, then there is a […]

Proposed Fee Increase by USCIS

USCIS is proposing a fee increase for many of its applications. Though we do not know the exact date these new fees will be in effect but based on past experience, it will be before the end of the year. Here is a list of the most common forms and the proposed fee increase. Please […]

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