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USCIS recommends immediate (EB-3 to EB-2) interfiling (if eligible)

USCIS has released a statement on January 21, ​2022, confirming that there are an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available for this fiscal year (October 2021 through September 2022). Many more visas are available in the EB-1 & EB-2 categories compared to the number of AOS applications that are currently pending with USCIS. Hence, …

US Immigration Assistance

Important Announcement on Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

Important Announcement on Waivers of the Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas  Ref: News Update from Depart of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 12/23/2021 The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers through the end of 2022 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary …

US Citizenship Filing Assistance

USCIS Conducts Third Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations

USCIS has recently determined that we needed to select additional registrations to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations, including the advanced degree exemption. On Nov. 19, USCIS selected from among previously submitted electronic registrations using a random selection process. The petition filing period based on registrations selected on Nov. 19 will begin on Nov. 22, 2021, and close on Feb. 23, 2022. Individuals with selected registrations will have their myUSCIS accounts updated to include a selection …

Q&A on New H-4 EAD and L-2 EAD Regulations

I have a valid L-2- I-94. Do I need to apply for L-2 (EAD) in order to work in the US? In response to a class-action lawsuit filed by various H-4 & L-2 individuals in the Western District of Washington, USCIS has entered into a settlement agreement (dated November 10, 2021). Based on this settlement …