Tag Archives: Visa application

Increased Scrutiny for Identified Populations & Social Media Review

We continue to see immigration as a moving target with recent news of four cables issued by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson guiding implementation of increased security protocols and vetting for consular posts around the world. Secretary Tillerson issued initial cables March 10 and 15 in anticipation of the new Travel Ban scheduled to take effect … Continue Reading

Department of State Issues October 2016 Visa Bulletin

This week, the Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for October 2016. EB-5 Unfortunately, the expected movement as the U.S. government begins a new fiscal year did not materialize for the EB-5 visa category. The date for final action for the EB-5 visa category for mainland China born applicants advanced only one week from … Continue Reading

DOS August 2015 Visa Bulletin – Some Progression

The Department of State’s (DOS) August Visa Bulletin shows forward movement in most employment-based visa categories.  EB-3 and the “Other Workers” categories for the Philippines are no longer unavailable; and, EB-3 and “Other Workers” categories for China retrogressed due to large demand. Chinese nationals seeking EB-2 preference classification will see modest change from the month … Continue Reading
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