Immigration Alerts

Visa Bulletin

According to the State Department’s February Visa Bulletin, a significant retrogression will occur for most employment-based categories next month, while EB-2 India will advance ahead of EB-3 India for the first time in many months.

Per-country Limits on Green Cards Eliminated?

Not exactly! The House of Representatives passed a bill to eliminate per-country limits on employment-based green cards. A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate but its prospects for passage are uncertain. You may learn more about his issue here.

Please contact the Visa Office with any questions.

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.