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...

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...

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...

Filipino World War II Veterans Living In U.S. Can Now Reunite With Family

More than 260,000 Filipino fighters served under the American flag during World War II. Decades after they fought alongside U.S. troops in the Philippines, many were allowed to move to the U.S. and become citizens. But they had to leave their grown children behind. Now, those...

August Visa Bulletin Shows 7-Year Retrogression for EB-3 China

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for August, indicating a retrogression of more than seven years in visa availability under the Employment-based, Third (EB-3) Preference category for applicants born in China. Beginning August 1, 2015,...

July Visa Bulletin and Forecast of Immigrant Visa Availability for Remainder of Fiscal Year

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July, and since then DOS officials have offered predictions concerning likely visa availability for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015. DOS officials forecast...

June Visa Bulletin: EB-2 China Advances One Year, Forward Movement in Most Categories, Further Retrogression of EB-3 Philippines by Two Years

Positive news continues for most immigrant visa categories. The U.S. Department of State has published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2015, announcing a significant advance in visa availability for the month of June under the EB-2 preference category for applicants born in...

May Visa Bulletin: EB-5 China Gets a Cut-Off Date, EB-3 Philippines Retrogresses, Other Categories Advance

The U.S. Department of State has published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for May 2015, announcing a cut-off date for the EB-5 (Investor) category for applicants born in China. Additionally, visa availability under the EB-3 category for applicants born in the Philippines retrogresses...

PHILIPPINES – Annual In-Person Reporting Requirement for All Registered Aliens

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in the Philippines requires that all registered aliens make an in-person reporting appearance to the BI office with jurisdiction over their residence within the first sixty (60) days of the 2015 calendar year. As part of the...
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