UK reaches cap for restricted certificates for the first time.
For the first time since its introduction in 2011, the monthly quota of Tier 2 (General) restricted certificates of sponsorship (RCOS) has been exceeded....more
Notable changes include changes to application fees, the business visitor rules, and the introduction of a super premium service for applications submitted in the United States.
The UK Home Office has released a...more
Cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category advance by sixteen months, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World advance by five months, cutoff dates for China advance by five and a half months, and EB-3 China is still ahead...more
Biometric Residence Permit regulations will begin rollout in March.
New regulations will require individuals from overseas who apply for a visa for more than six months to obtain a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)...more
Cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category advance by six and a half months, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World advance by five months, cutoff dates for China advance by six months, and EB-3 China is still ahead of...more
Cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category remain severely backlogged, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World advance by seven months, cutoff dates for China advance by nine months, and EB-3 China is still ahead of EB-2...more
The actions will prioritize immigration enforcement, offer temporary work authorization to undocumented immigrants, and implement changes that benefit highly skilled workers....more
The Bulletin shows that cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category remain severely backlogged, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World and China advance by five months, and EB-3 China is now ahead of EB-2 China....more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will tighten screening measures on travelers who use the Visa Waiver Program in response to concerns over Islamist militants who hold U.S. or European passports....more
The changes relate to amendments being made to the Tier 2 category, business visitors, and several Tier 1 categories and will affect employers in the UK....more
Bulletin shows severe retrogression of cutoff date in EB-2 India category; meanwhile, the cutoff date in all other employment-based categories will advance. EB-3 China will once again move ahead of EB-2 China....more
New updates and projections regarding demand in the employment-based second preference immigrant visa category for individuals chargeable to India have been provided....more
The bulletin shows slight forward movement in all employment-based preference categories, with the exception of the EB-2 India category, which will remain unchanged....more
The bulletin shows continued forward movement in the EB-2 India category while the cutoff dates in most other employment-based categories remain unchanged....more
Although the Bureau of Consular Affairs is operational, it is currently issuing documents at a reduced capacity; it is expected to take weeks to resume full system functionality....more
The bulletin shows minor advancement in the EB-2 category for applicants chargeable to India and China as well as significant advancement in the EB-3 category for applicants chargeable to China and the Philippines, minor...more
Bulletin shows nearly four years of advancement in the EB-2 category for applicants chargeable to India and minor advancement for applicants chargeable to China as well as significant advancement in the EB-3 category for...more
Third Country Nationals may be unable to schedule nonimmigrant visa appointments at U.S. consulates and embassies throughout Canada this summer.
U.S. consular posts in Canada have temporarily suspended nonimmigrant...more
The new EB-3 China cut-off date for AOS applications that was set to take effect June 1 was implemented early as of May 9.
Responding to a query by the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the effect of...more
Bulletin shows significant retrogression in the EB-3 category for applicants chargeable to China, Mexico, and the Rest of the World as well as significant retrogression in the F2A category for applicants chargeable to all...more
The Home Office has introduced a new automated renewal of Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) Certificate of Sponsorship annual allocations.
All Tier 2 unrestricted Certificate of Sponsorship...more
Proposed regulations would grant employment authorization to qualifying H-4 nonimmigrants; apply a 240-day extension of employment authorization to timely filed requests for extensions of stay for E-3, H-1B1, and CW-1...more
Changes to the Immigration Rules mean that Tier 1 (General) migrants will no longer be able to apply to extend their leave in the UK after 5 April 2015....more
New instructions revise caps and eligible occupations for federal immigrant worker programs.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released new instructions regarding the processing of applications under the...more
USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions during the filing period that began April 1 and conducted its computer-generated random selection process on April 10.