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May Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State has released its May 2014 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates for specific countries in order to regulate the flow of visa applications. Foreign nationals are...more

Visa Bulletin for November - Good News Again

The immigrant visa numbers are out for November and fortunately no “retrogression” in the major categories will be seen. (“Retrogression” is when the waiting line moves backward – not a good thing.) Instead many categories...more

Department of State Releases August 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for individuals chargeable to India advances by more than three years. ...more

Department of State Releases July 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with considerable forward movement in the EB-3 category for the third month in a row....more

Department of State Releases June 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with considerable forward movement—but continued backlog—in the EB-3 category for a second month in a row....more

Department of State Releases May 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with some considerable forward movement but continued backlog in the EB-3 category....more

Department of State Releases March 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with minor forward movement in the EB-3 category. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its March 2013 Visa Bulletin. The Visa...more

Department of State Releases February 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current; minor forward movement in the EB-3 category. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its February 2013 Visa Bulletin. The Visa...more

Department of State Releases January 2013 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current; minor forward movement in the EB-3 category. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its January 2013 Visa Bulletin. The Visa...more

Department of State Releases December 2012 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas remains current. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its December 2012 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cutoffs that regulate the...more

Department of State Releases November 2012 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for all chargeable areas except China and India is once again current. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its November 2012 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date...more

VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2012

The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of October 2012....more

EB-2 INDIA IMMIGRANT VISA RETROGRESSION GREATER THAN PROJECTED

On September 11, 2012, the U.S. Department of State released the October Visa Bulletin, publishing the “cut-off dates” for immigrant visa availability during the month of October 2012, the first month of the Government’s...more

Department of State Releases October 2012 Visa Bulletin

EB-2 category for China and India is no longer unavailable; cutoff dates remain for Rest of the World EB-2 category. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its October 2012 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin...more

VISA BULLETIN UPDATE: EB2 INDIA AND CHINA MAY MOVE TO 2006 CUT-OFF

1. VISA BULLETIN UPDATE: EB2 INDIA AND CHINA MAY MOVE TO 2006 CUT-OFF 2. VISA APPOINTMENT SYSTEM CHANGES AT U.S. CONSULATES IN INDIA 1. VISA BULLETIN UPDATE: EB2 INDIA AND CHINA MAY MOVE TO 2006 CUT-OFF Last...more

VISA BULLETIN FOR AUGUST 2012

The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of August 2012....more

EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY BACKLOGGED FOR ALL COUNTRIES OF BIRTH STARTING JULY 1, 2012

On Monday, June 11th, the Department of State published the July 2012 Visa Bulletin, establishing a “cut-off date” of January 1, 2009, for EB-2 applicants born in countries other than India and China. EB-2 immigrant visas...more

Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2) Unavailable for China and India

The Visa Bulletin for June 2012 has recently been published and shows unavailability of immigrant visas in the employment-based second preference (EB-2) category for individuals who are born in China or India. The EB-2...more

FY-2012 EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISAS EXHAUSTED FOR INDIA & CHINA

On Wednesday, May 9th, the Department of State published the June 2012 Visa Bulletin, announcing that immigrant visa numbers are no longer available under the Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB-2) category for applicants...more

EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISAS UNAVAILABLE FOR INDIA AND CHINA UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2012

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the May 2012 Visa Bulletin reflecting significant retrogression in EB-2 immigrant visa availability under the India and China employment-based second preference...more

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ANNOUNCES VISA RETROGRESSION FOR EB-2 INDIA & CHINA

As previously reported in a recent FosterQuan Immigration Update©, the Department of State confirmed that in May 2012, the EB-2 category for persons born in India and China will retrogress significantly, to August 15, 2007....more

IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY UNDER THE MARCH VISA BULLETIN CONTINUES TO ADVANCE FOR INDIA AND CHINA EB-2 CATEGORY

The Department of State (DOS) has published the March 2012 Visa Bulletin announcing that the priority date for the India and China employment-based second preference (EB-2) categories is May 1, 2010, which is a four-month...more

Immigration Insights (November 2010)

In This Issue: Homeland Security Creates I-9 Audit Fusion Center Soon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will announce the creation of an I-9 Audit Fusion Center. This center will be staffed by approximately 20...more

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