Immigration News

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Immigration News Articles

  • o-1 visa

    O-1 Visa Requirements Explained in Detail

    Published on June 06, 2023

    Highly skilled professionals worldwide find working in the United States attractive. Those looking to succeed and stabilize in the U.S. have a range of visa options that may suit their particular situation. One unique pathway for skilled individuals to pursue is the O-1 visa. The O-1 visa comes with specific criteria and requirements to qualify….

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    Complete Immigrant Guide for EB-1B Green Card

    Published on June 02, 2023

    Highly accomplished individuals seeking a path to residency in the United States can benefit significantly from the EB-1B green card. The Employment-Based First Preference Category for Outstanding Professors and Researchers is designed to attract and retain exceptional talents from around the world who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. This guide will serve…

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    Complete Guide to USCIS Green Card Photo Requirements in 2023

    Published on May 30, 2023

    For those seeking to live and work in the United States, the green card is the pinnacle of legal immigration status, offering a pathway to stability, opportunities, and the fulfillment of their American dreams. Of course, one of the main elements of this identification card is a photo of the cardholder. In this complete guide,…

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    June 2023 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Published on May 12, 2023

    One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as “How long will it take for my date to be current?” and “Can I…

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    Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Announced

    Published on May 08, 2023

    Applicants who entered into the DV-2024 Diversity Visa Lottery between October 5, 2022 and November 8, 2022, can now use their confirmation number to check if they were selected (starting May 6, 2023) through the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. You will need the following information to check if you won at  Confirmation number…

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    USCIS Announces Total H-1B Registrations Received for FY2024

    Published on May 02, 2023

    The annual H-1B lottery was conducted during the last week of March 2023 and now the official registration count has been released. USCIS announced on March 27, 2023 that for the H-1B FY2024 (March 1, 2023- March 20, 2023) it received 758,994 eligible registrations (compared to 474,421 registrations in FY2023) and that 110,791 applications were…

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    USCIS Increases Validity Period of Medical Examination Forms to Two Years

    Published on April 27, 2023

    USCIS recently removed the civil requirement making it necessary for the civil surgeon to sign the report of immigration medical examination and vaccination record typically required within 60 days of the date of application for the underlying immigration benefit. Form I-693 can now be submitted up to two years after the civil surgeon signs it. There…

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    DOL to Reassess PERM Denials Based on Response to Question H.10-B

    Published on April 20, 2023

    The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a review of denials for the ETA form 9089, which is the application for permanent employment certification (PERM labor certification). The review will focus on Question H.10-B, which requires employers to identify an alternate occupation that an applicant could…