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H1-B Visa Transfer Premium Processing

September 6, 2022
Applying for a visa is a long yet vitally important process. If you’re concerned that your visa may have delays or you won’t meet the cap, premium processing can speed up the approval and increase your chances of getting selected. In this post, we’ll cover everything related to premium processing, including what it is, who it’s best for, and how much it costs.

Tech Companies Want New Rules for Children of Highly Skilled Visa Holders

June 9, 2022
One way to help highly skilled workers who want to move to the United States is to create a more flexible policy for their children to remain in the U.S. past the age of 21.

USCIS Adds New Categories for Premium Processing Eligibility

June 2, 2022
The USCIS will be expanding premium processing for select multinational executives as well as NIW applicant self-petitioners.

Immigrant Visa Backlog Report for May, 2022

May 25, 2022
The immigrant visa backlog report shows that in the month of May, the State Department scheduled less IV appointments than in March or April.

Which Petitions have the Fastest Processing Times?

May 24, 2022
In this post, we use the new update on the USCIS processing database to see which petitions have the longest wait time.

Patents and the NIW Application

March 29, 2022
Patents are not easy to come by, but if you have one and are applying for a NIW, such intellectual property can strengthen your overall case and speed up adjudication time.

Should you Mail in your USCIS Application?

February 24, 2022
Use these tips and recommendations when going through the postal service to make sure your USCIS applications arrive on time and to avoid loss of essential documents.

USCIS Expands Criteria for National Interest Waiver (NIW) Candidates

January 26, 2022
The USCIS has expanded their NIW criteria for highly skilled individuals in the science and technology fields. Those applying for an NIW can forgo the Department of Labor’s lengthy certification process.

What is a Good Resource for NIW Applicants?

January 19, 2022
Looking at the advantages of using an online publishing platform for research and publication sharing.

The State Department Expands its Criteria for Waiving Visa Interviews

December 29, 2021
The State Department has updated its guidance on categories of non-immigrant visas the agency will consider for interview waivers. The new policy is in effect until the end of 2022, meaning that waiving interviews for several international applicants is likely to become the norm as we approach the new year.
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