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USCIS Fees Will Increase (Effective Dec. 23, 2016)

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a final rule adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective Dec. 23, 2016. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23 must include the new fees or USCIS will not be able to accept them.

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December 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the December 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the entire visa bulletin on its website here.

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November 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the November 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the entire visa bulletin on its website here.

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EB5 Regional Center Program Extended Through Dec. 9, 2016

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On Sept. 29, President Obama signed into law H.R. 5325-5325, which, among other things, extends the EB-5 Regional Center Program until Dec. 9, 2016.Read More


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USCIS Proposes Rule to Welcome International Entrepreneurs

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States) so that they may start or scale their businesses here in the United States.Read More


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October 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the October 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the entire visa bulletin on its website here.

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September 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the September 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the copy of the visa bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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USCIS Expands Provisional Waiver to Lawful Permanent Resident Spouses or Parents

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver process to allow certain individuals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and who are statutorily eligible for immigrant visas, to more easily navigate the immigration process.  The provisional waiver process promotes family unity by reducing the time that eligible individuals are separated from their family members while they complete immigration processing abroad, while also improving administrative efficiency.

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Deadline to Extend 17-month STEM OPT is August 8, 2016

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If you currently have a 17-month STEM OPT extension, you may apply to add 7 months to your STEM OPT period. If you want to apply for this 7-month extension, you must properly file your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (with the required fee and signature) on or before August 8, 2016. USCIS will deny applications filed after August 8, 2016.Read More


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August 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the August 2016 visa bulletin. You can access the copy of the visa bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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