The dream short lived for 22000 lottery Greencard receivers when they were told of the mistake made by immigration department. The greencard lottery program offers about 50,000 people a year a chance to win US GC. Because of a computer glitch 22,000 people around the world were mistakenly informed last month that they had won […]
Good news to India EB2 visa applicants. The dates moved significantly by 144 days for EB2 category to March 2007. EB3 dates are moving at snails pace of just 9 days. July 2011 visa bulletin link is available here
The movement has been slow in January Visa Bulletin with slight improvement. Except for Mexico all other countries remain slightly advanced.
India dates for EB2 and EB3 remain same even for December 2010 Visa Bulletin. See the below table for how many days each country advanced in latest Visa Bulletin. Here is official 2010 December Visa Bulletin link.
All immigration applications or petitions like EAD (I-765), AOS (I-485), I-140 etc. that are mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after November 23, 2010 must follow the new fee structure. Here is the list that is important to the immigrants who are in Greencard process. > Form I-140 (employment-based immigrant visas) filing fee increases […]
The Capitol Immigration Law Group posted on their website the details of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) discussion session on prediction of Visa Bulletin dates. Mr. Oppenheim, the person responsible for Visa Bulletins gave future predictions of the monthly and annual visa number allocations for family- and employment-based green cards. Mainly large applicants who previously […]
In the US Green Card process if Labor certification is filed in EB3 (Skilled Workers) category then priority date takes importance in determining when an applicant can get his GC. For the last two visa bulletins the EB2 (Advanced Degree) category significantly moved helping the EB2 applicants get their GCs faster than EB3. Based on […]
Its the time of the month for immigration US Visa Bulletin. December 2009 bulletin remained same as November 2009 for Employment Based Visa Category. The only exception is that for India EB3 dates advanced by a week from November 2009 Visa Bulletin dates of 22APR01 to 01May01. Here is Employment Based Visa Category dates : […]
Obama administration is yet to discuss immigration reform in the first half of 2010. The independent report recommends skilled immigrants over family based citizenship. Here is the quote from the Brookings report – Reorient Immigrant Admissions Criteria We must reorient the nation’s immigrant admissions criteria to better serve Americans and our economic goals. Family unification […]
“Lion of Senate” – Ted Kennedy is no more but his legacy of immigration related laws changed many lives in US. One such law that changed US immigration is – “Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965″. The cosponsored law ended the preference of Canadians and Western Europeans as immigrants and allowed people from all parts […]