Barbara Chin

Barbara Chin

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2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today

On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a...more

10/1/2015 - Adjustment of Status Consulate Diversity Lottery Eligibility Green Cards Lawful Permanent Residents U.S. Embassies US Department of State USCIS Visas

Effective September 12, 2014: New Fees for Some Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas

The Department of State (DOS) has revised certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visa fees. DOS has adjusted the visa fees in the following categories...more

9/22/2014 - Fees Non-Immigrant Visas Special Immigrant Visas US Department of State Visas

USCIS Rolls Out Full-Scale Implementation of L-1 Site Visit Program: Employers of L-1 Transferees Should Now Set up Processes to...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Directorate has recently begun implementation of an L-1 site inspection program in response to an August 2013 report released by...more

7/28/2014 - Audits Corporate Counsel DHS FDNS Inspections L-1 Visas OIG USCIS

H-1B Cap Hit for Fiscal Year 2014

On April 5, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received more than enough H-1B petitions to meet the numerical limit for fiscal year 2014 cap-subject H-1B visas, which includes both...more

4/8/2013 - H-1B USCIS Visa Caps Visas

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