The Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, a Continuing Resolution (CR), to extend current funding for the U.S. government, which was signed by President Trump on September 28, 2018. The CR will extend government operations, as well as the EB-5 Regional Center Program, to December 7, 2018.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2018, which reflected the return from retrogression for the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories, and forward progress but continued backlog in the EB-1 category. Earlier Dates for Filing AOS Additionally, for the month of October 2018, U.S. Citizenship […]
Today U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) published a final rule increasing by 15% the required filing fee for requests for premium processing. The current premium processing fee is $1,225, and the new fee will be $1,410. The effective date is October 1, 2018. Requests for premium processing postmarked on […]
On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the suspension of premium processing for H-1B cap petitions would be extended from the original date of September 11, 2018, through the estimated date of February 19, 2019. Additionally, the CIS has announced that, beginning September 11, […]