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On November 29, 2021 the White House implemented travel restrictions on individuals from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe due to the spreading Omicron variant. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2021, the United States will lift the current travel restrictions on these countries. […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance on December 28, 2021, effective immediately, for healthcare workers with a pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) application to request expedited processing if their EAD will expire within thirty days or has already expired. For more information on who is counted as a […]

Last week, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that the visa interview requirement could be waived for certain nonimmigrant visa applicants who are the beneficiaries of petitions approved by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in the H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q categories. The interview waiver authorization is […]

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, […]