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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 […]

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for September 2018, reflecting worldwide retrogression for EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers, which follows previous retrogression in the EB-1 category. This retrogression may create a temporary opportunity during the month of September 2018 for certain beneficiaries of approved Form […]