April 2017 Visa Bulletin Reflects Continued Forward Progress for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2017, which reflects similar levels and areas of advancement as reported in our March 2017 Visa Bulletin Update. The most notable advancement continues to be moderate forward progress in the “final...

March 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Moderate Advancement for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for March 2017, showing minor advancement in the EB-2 preference category for nationals of China and India. The EB-3 category shows no advancement for applicants born in India, moderate advancement in t...

February 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Slight Advancement for EB-2 China and Entire EB-3 Category

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for February 2017, reporting slight advancement in the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and for the entire EB-3 category. The final action dates for other employment based...

January 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Minor Advancement for EB-2 China and India, EB-3 China and Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for January 2017, reporting minor advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and India and for EB-3 applicants born in China and the Philippines. The final action...

International Holiday Travel Reminders

As peak holiday travel season approaches, Foster LLP would like to remind clients that they should review their travel documents and take steps in advance of international travel to avoid or minimize disruptions in their travel schedule, or delays in their ability to reenter the...

December Visa Bulletin Shows Modest Advancement for EB-2 China and India, EB-3 China and Philippines

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for December 2016, reporting modest advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and India and for EB-3 applicants born in China and the Philippines. The final action...

Visa Bulletin Advances Slightly; USCIS Continues to Allow Earlier Filing Dates

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2016, reporting slight advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has again announced that...

October 2016 Visa Bulletin – Update – USCIS Allows Earlier Filing Dates

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has recently announced that individuals may use the “Dates for Filing” of certain employment based visa applications listed in the Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for October 2016. This means that individuals under...

October 2016 Visa Bulletin Shows Significant Forward Progress and Cutoff Dates Eliminated for EB-1 China and India, EB-2 “All Other”

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2016, reporting significant advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories. As expected, the substantial forward progress in immigrant visa...

Chinese Visitors to the U.S. Must Register Online for U.S. Travel After October 2016

Beginning November 1, 2016, Chinese citizens who hold 10-year B visas for visitor travel to the United States must register online with the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before they travel to the United States. B-1/B-2 visa holders from China will be required to pay an...
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