On Aug. 24, 2023, USCIS announced further updates to Chapter 7 of the Policy Manual, made with the goal to expand the number of children who may be able toContinue Reading USCIS Announces Further Updates to Policy Manual Regarding Interpretation of Child Status Protection Act Provisions
On May 1 the U.S. Department of State updated four provisions of the Foreign Affairs Manual relating to E visas. Published by the State Department, the FAM governs its operations…Continue Reading Potential Outcomes After E Visa Processing Update
On May 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) updated four provisions of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) relating to E visas. The updates relate to E-2 substantiality; E…Continue Reading Department of State Updates FAM E Visa Provisions
On June 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of State nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2) and non-petition-based NIV applications such as student…Continue Reading Nonimmigrant Visa Fee Increases Effective June 17, 2023
The global demand for non-immigrant U.S. visas skyrocketed during the COVID-19 health emergency, when travel was halted and U.S. embassies and consulates closed. Even after reopening, U.S. embassies and consulates…Continue Reading Bipartisan Letter from the Senate Urges U.S. State Department to Address Ongoing Visa Delays
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued updated guidance in its Policy Manual, which makes a key change in the interpretation of when an immigrant visa number “becomes available”…Continue Reading USCIS Updates Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Age Calculation for Certain Adjustment of Status Applicants
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) plans to test a program that would permit H- and L-visa holders to renew their visa stamps from within the United States, rather than…Continue Reading U.S. Department of State to Pilot Domestic Visa Renewal Option in 2023
On Dec. 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of State announced an extension of interview waivers for certain nonimmigrant visas, and their qualifying derivatives, through Dec. 31, 2023.
Consular officers are…Continue Reading State Department Extends Interview Waivers for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas
The federal government’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, and while the new fiscal year brings new visa numbers, many EB-5 regional center stakeholders and investors were surprised by the…Continue Reading Takeaways From State Department’s EB-5 Visa Delays
The Department of State (DOS) February 2022 Visa Bulletin will move forward six months for EB-2 India and about one month for EB-2 China.
In the EB-1 category, all countries…
Continue Reading February 2022 Visa Bulletin Updates – Advancement for EB-2 India