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After a 20+ year hiatus in domestic visa processing, the Department of State is launching a pilot program to resume limited state-side processing of visa renewals in early 2024. According to a recent State Department announcement, the new pilot program will allow some individuals in the U.S. with visas to renew those visas without leaving the country or attending an interview at a U.S. Embassy or consulate outside the United States.

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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 December 2023 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 and EB-3 China Advance 3 Weeks; No Movement in Other Categories
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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.

Below is a summary of the November Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

Continue Reading November 2023 Visa Bulletin – Red Light for All Categories Except EB-2 All Other Countries
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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
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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.

Below is a summary of the September Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

Continue Reading September 2023 Visa Bulletin – Small Advances in EB-3 China and EB-2 All Other Countries; Other EB Categories in Holding Pattern Through Fiscal Year End
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Starting in 2024, US citizens traveling to 30 European countries (most of western Europe except for the UK, see list below), will need to get pre-approval from the EU authorities before traveling.

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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 August 2023 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 India Retrogresses More Than 10 Years; EB-1 All Other Countries Stuck Until October; EB-3 All Other Countries Retrogresses Almost 2 Years
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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.

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We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment by the 2023 Legal 500 US Guide. Thirteen individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.

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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 July 2023 Visa Bulletin – EB-3 and EB-3 Other Workers India Retrogress More Than 3 Years; EB-3 All Other Countries Retreats 4 Months