According to the State Department’s February Visa Bulletin, there will be a modest advancement in cutoff dates overall, with EB-1 projected to remain backlogged while also steadily advancing through the May 2019 Visa Bulletin.
Health, Safety, and Welfare of Exchange Visitors – EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER
Ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all exchange visitors is the Department of State’s collective highest priority. The Department takes this responsibility very seriously in order to ensure the continued viability of international educational and cultural exchange as an effective public diplomacy tool.
To help safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all exchange visitors, the Department has established an Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) Emergency Hotline – 1-866-283-9090 – a 24/7 toll-free telephone number that allows exchange visitors to directly contact the Department in emergency and urgent situations. A Department representative is available 24 hours a day.
Dependent Family Members Must Attend Biometrics
USCIS has announced that all dependent family members of principal workers employed pursuant to H-1B, L-1, TN, and E-3 visas will now be required to attend a biometrics appointment before USCIS will grant the extension/change in status.
Please contact the Visa Office with any questions.