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Individuals applying for U.S. permanent residency via an Adjustment of Status from within the United States are generally required to submit Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, that was signed by an approved civil surgeon no more than 60 days before submitting the Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. On December 9, […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it conducted in November an unprecedented third round random lottery of H-1B cap registrations that were submitted in March 2021 for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B lottery. USCIS notified employers that have H-1B cap registrations which were selected and so are eligible to file H-1B petitions. As with cases selected in the initial lottery in March, and the subsequent lottery in July, USCIS is […]

Last week health officials in South Africa identified a new variant of the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has named “Omicron.”  Following the emergence of Omicron, President Biden has imposed new travel restrictions effective November 29, 2021 on most travelers from South Africa and other affected countries in Africa.  The prohibition applies to […]