PERM Labor Certification

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB3 and EB1 unavailable through end of FY; EB-2 WW moves ahead, while EB-2 India inches forward and EB-2 China remains unchanged; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes –EB1 demand remains high; EB-3 India remains ahead of EB-2 India; EB-2 China remains ahead of EB-3 China; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – modest forward movement continues in EB1/EB2/EB3 and Family Based Categories; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – modest forward movement continues in EB1/EB2/EB3 and Family Based Categories; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB1 worldwide move forward, but EB1China/India won’t move until next year; EB2/3 India/China to advance; EB-3 India may surpass EB-2 India; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB2/3 India advances minimally; EB2 China will advance, but EB3 China will retrogress; EB3 Worldwide will advance minimally; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

On November 18, 2016, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to “improve aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs.” This final rule also “amended
Continue Reading Expansive Final Rule Affecting Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs Published – good news for H-1B visa holders and those seeking permanent residency

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB2 Worldwide current in Oct; EB2 India and China advance, but remain behind EB3; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions