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How the H-1B Process is Changing

November 22, 2022
While always in high demand, the H-1B visa program is also a constant topic in the political realm. As the campaigns change in the United States, so do the policies surrounding this non-immigrant work visa. Factors such as the pandemic, supply chain issues, and an increasingly volatile economic front have impacted US workers, employers, and foreign nationals wishing to be part of the economic landscape. This article discusses these changes and how they may affect your H-1B visa petition.

How to Request an H-1B Visa Extension

October 7, 2022
You must file an extension request when you already have the coveted H-1B visa and want to stay past the expiration. The initial validity period is usually three years, but you can stay up to six years and occasionally even longer.

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.

What are USCIS Goals for Dealing with the Backlog?

April 21, 2022
The new cycle time goals chart released by the USCIS shows the agency’s ambitious goals when it comes to reducing processing times in the next fiscal year.

Current Status of Consular Processing Services in Asia

April 13, 2022
As of April, 2022, U.S. consular sections in Asia are mostly back to processing immigrant and non-immigrant visas. However, applicants in select locations can either expect backlogs when it comes to visa interviews, or the possibility or an interview waiver for purposes of efficiency or Covid-19 protocol.

USCIS Processing Time Updates for April 2022

April 11, 2022
The biggest backlog that persist for applicants filing with the USCIS are mainly in the I-485, adjustment of status category.

Is Immigration Becoming More Inclusive?

April 5, 2022
Backlogged cases are often cited as the reason immigration doesn’t work, yet several policy prescriptions being finalized show that progress has also been made.

Immigrant Visa Backlog Report, March 2022

March 25, 2022
Even though a backlog persists, U.S. consulates were able to schedule more immigrant visa interviews in March than in January or February, 2022.

Updated Processing Times for Work Permit (EAD) Applications

February 22, 2022
A backlog still persists for many classes of non-immigrants seeking a work permit this year. Spouses of H1B visa holders can expect to wait at least 8 months for a work permit.
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