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New Rule for High Skilled Worker

On November 18, 2016, the USCIS announced its Final Rule for the proposed rule announced almost a year ago, affecting certain employment-based immigrants and high skilled non-immigrant workers. This Final Rule will become effective on January 17, 2017. For most parts, the new rules are beneficial for those affected. The followings are some of the highlights of the new rules.  Continue reading

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Understanding the Visa Bulletin and When Your Priority Date Becomes Current

The Visa Bulletin is a guidance to how much longer you have to wait before you can get your green card.  However, the Visa Bulletin is a bit tricky to understand for a first-time viewer. The following is to show you how to read the Visa Bulletin and to estimate your waiting time.  Continue reading

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February 2015 Visa Bulletin: Progress in Employment-Based Categories

The February 2015 Visa Bulletin is published. A few categories made big progress as follows:


India: 6.5 months (01SEP05)


All other/Mexico/Philippines: 7 months (01JAN14)

China: 6 months (01SEP11)

Other Workers

All other/Mexico/Philippines: 7 months (01JAN14)

Check your Priority Date, and if it will be current, start preparing for I-485 application or NVC processing!