Individuals From Hong Kong May Apply For Employment Authorization Through 02/05/2023
Visa Bulletin Update FY 2023
Additional Time Added for Responding to USCIS notices
USCIS has extended the validity of conditional green cards for 48 months for individuals with pending I-751 or I-829. See: USCIS Extends Status of Conditional Permanent Residents to 24 Months with Pending I-751 or I-829
H-1B Processing Update
Naturalization Processing Updates
As DOL continues to experience delays in issuing PWD and adjudicating PERM applications, employers must be careful when setting the proposed wage during the PERM process. It must exceed not just the prevailing wage as set by DOL but also exceed the state's (where worksite is located) minimum wage. You do not want to wait 1.5 to 2 years for the PERM to be certified only to find that the I-140 was...
Update November 21, 2023 There has been a noticeable consistency in the processing duration, aligning with the trends observed earlier this year. Current Processing Scenario Despite hopes for an expedited process, the I-131 re-entry permits continue to require significant time for approval. Recent Case Example: I-131 Re-entry Permit Filed: 05/09/2022 Status: Approved Approval Date: 11/11/2023...
USCIS Processing Update: H-4 / H-4 EAD
November 21, 2023 Here's another update on the processing times for family-based immigration applications, including the I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), and the I-765 (Employment Authorization Document) and I-131 (advance parole). Marriage-Based Green Card (I-130 and I-485): Filing Date: October 06, 2022 Approval Date:...