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U.S. Department of State Releases October 2018 Visa Bulletin

September 13th, 2018

The October 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released. The EB-1 category has visas available for foreign nationals of all countries with priority dates of April 1, 2017 with the exception of China and India (priority dates: June 1, 2016). Most EB-2 category foreign nationals will have current priority dates and will be eligible for an … Continue reading U.S. Department of State Releases October 2018 Visa Bulletin

USCIS Updates Policy on RFE/NOID

September 6th, 2018

In June 2013, the USCIS provided guidance to adjudicators on the USCIS policy on issuing RFEs and NOIDs when the evidence submitted at the time of filing does not establish eligibility. It stated that an adjudicator should issue an RFE unless there is no possibility that any additional evidence would cure the filing. This granted … Continue reading USCIS Updates Policy on RFE/NOID

Premium Processing Fee Increasing from $1,225 to $1,410 starting on October 1, 2018

August 31st, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security will be increasing the Premium Processing fee from $1,225 to $1,410 effective October 1, 2018. Certain immigration petitions filed with USCIS are eligible for expedited processing in 15 calendar days by paying an extra amount. This can accelerate processing of a petition from 4 – 6 months to 15 calendar … Continue reading Premium Processing Fee Increasing from $1,225 to $1,410 starting on October 1, 2018

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