The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program begins next month and provides up to 55,000 diversity visas (DVs) annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at …Read More
Beginning August 15, 2012 certain undocumented youth will be able to apply for deferred action by submitting three forms released by USCIS: I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and the I-765 Worksheet; and by paying a $465 application fee. The DACA process appears to be fairly straightforward …Read More
Today, August 3, 2012, Kazmi & Sakata attended a teleconference from the USCIS Director Mayorkas. The Director clarified many details with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) process. He provided helpful information, but noted one important aspect. The new application form and more details for qualifications will be made available on August 15th. This …Read More
Due to the 2012 Olympics, the U.S. Embassy in London will have longer hours of service for U.S. citizens from Friday, July 27 through Tuesday, August 14. Public hours will be from 7:30 am until 7:00 pm Monday through Friday.Appointments are required for routine services such as passports or birth registration services. U.S. citizens needing …Read More
A recent train accident has caused the destruction of a number of “A Files” while in transit from the National Benefits Center (NBC) to N.E. Region USCIS Field Offices. The USCIS stated that adjustment of status and naturalization interviews for April and May 2012 at Northeast Region USCIS Field Offices have been rescheduled due to …Read More
Over the past three years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As DHS continues to focus its limited enforcement resources on the removal of individuals who pose a danger to national security …Read More
On June 12, 2012, the USCIS has declared that all 65,000 and the additional 20,000 for Master Degree petitions have been taking. The USCIS stated: “On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY 2013. On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B …Read More
On June 4th, the USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap subject H1-B petitions. As of June 1st,
55,600 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted
18,700 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
On May 30th, the USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap subject H1-B petitions. As of May 25th, 2012,
48,400 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted
17,500 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees.
On May 23rd, the USCIS updated its count of FY2013 cap subject H1-B petitions. As of May 18th, 2012, 42,000 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 16,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. In addition, the UCSIS has confirmed a delay in issuance of I-129 receipts. Due to the high number …Read More