The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.Continue Reading October 2023 Visa Bulletin – On Your Mark, Green Card Applicants! Priority Dates Advance in Most Employment-Based Categories
According to the CDC, May 11, 2023 marked the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration. As of July 31, 2023, the COVID-related flexibilities around the I-9 processes will also officially come to an end.
Continue Reading COVID-19-related I-9 flexibilities coming to an end
Effective January 5 (at 12:01am, Eastern Standard Time), all passengers inbound from China, Hong Kong and Macau, or who were in the country in the 10 days prior to their departure to the United States, must show a negative PCR or monitored antigen test in order to board flights to the United States. In addition, the same requirement will apply for those passengers who were physically present in China within the 10 days prior to flying through South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, Toronto Pearson International, and Vancouver International.
Continue Reading A COVID Surge in China Results in Renewed Restrictions for Travel to the United States
COVID travel restrictions may be improving, but the most recent update to the Department of State’s Visa Wait Times confirms that there are still very serious, ongoing visa appointment delays resulting from the pandemic. …
Continue Reading Visa Stamp Delays: US Consulates Publish Increased Wait Times to Schedule Appointments
USCIS announced that effective May 4, 2022, certain categories of Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) applicants will be eligible for an additional extension of automatic work authorization, beyond that to which they are already entitled.
Continue Reading Automatic Extension of Work Authorization Further Extended for Certain EAD Applicants
News sources are reporting that, on September 20, Jeff Zients, White House Covid Response Coordinator, announced easing of restrictions on direct entry into the US by fully vaccinated international travelers. Few details are available as of this writing.
Continue Reading The end of NIEs is Nigh – Biden’s Covid Team Announces Travel Restrictions to be Lifted in November