USCIS Announces Final Phase of Premium Processing Expansion for EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions and Future Expansion for F-1 Students Seeking OPT and Certain Student and Exchange Visitors

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Jan 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

On January 12, 2023, USCIS announced that it is implementing the final phase of the premium processing expansion for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Unlike previous phases of the expansion, this phase applies to new (initial) petitions, ...

DHS Continues Temporary Protected Status and Related Documentation for Certain Beneficiaries of TPS for Nepal, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, as well as the 2011 Haiti designation and the 2013 Sudan designation

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Nov 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

On November 10, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a Federal Register Notice announcing the continuation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and certain related documents for beneficiaries under the TPS designations that remain subject to the court orders in the Ramos et al. v...

Big Changes in the December 2022 Visa Bulletin

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Nov 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of State, on November 10, 2022, released the December 2022 visa bulletin. In the latest visa bulletin, there has been further retrogression in the final action dates and the dates for filing for India in the employment-based second preference category. Moreover, a worldwide em...

DHS Begins Limited Implementation of DACA under Final Rule

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Nov 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

On November 03, 2022, USCIS announced that on Monday, October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security's final rule (PDF) to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) went into effect. The final rule's implementation means that DACA is now based on a formal regulatio...

ACICS Loss of Recognition May Affect Certain Students Applying for English Language Study and 24-month STEM OPT Extension Programs, H-1B, and I-140 Applicants

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

On November 01, 2022, published on this website that on August 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it no longer recognizes the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This determination immediately affects two immigrati...

News Flash: CBP No Longer Issuing Passport Entry Stamps AND Petitioners Are No Longer Required to Submit Duplicate Copies of Form I-129s

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Oct 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that it would no longer be issuing entry stamps on the passports of foreign nationals arriving in the US. Many US airports have already discontinued stamping passports with an entry stamp when you enter the US CBP is eliminating the entry ...

What is H-1B CAP?

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our blogs aim to answer your most common questions and update you on the latest developments relating to U.S. Immigration Law. This blog is part of our new series, where we will discuss a specific immigrant/non-immigrant visa in detail through multiple blogs. The second topic of our new series i...

What is EB-5 Investor Visa?

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Oct 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our blogs aim to answer your most common questions and update you on the latest developments relating to US Immigration Law. This blog is part of our new series, where we will discuss a specific immigrant/non-immigrant visa in detail through multiple blogs. The first topic of our new series is t...

USCIS Again Extends COVID-19 Related Flexibilities

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Oct 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

On October 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it is extending certain COVID-19 related flexibilities through January 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the ...

The 2024 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2024) – How to complete your Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form (E-DV Entry Form or DS-5501)

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Oct 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

As previously announced by The U.S. Department of State, the online registration period for the Diversity Visa – 2024 Program started today, Wednesday, October 05, 2022, at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) and concludes on Tuesday, November 08, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard ...

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