On March 18, USCIS extended the suspension of all routine face-to-face services with applicants at all of its offices through May 3, to protect its workforce and to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities.  USCIS offices plan to re-open on May 4, unless the public closures are extended further.

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On October 24, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a final rule confirming an increase to the processing fees for most of the applications and petitions it handles. This is a result of USCIS’ comprehensive review of the fee schedule for the fiscal year 2016/2017 the first USCIS fee increase since

Some things don’t change, others do.  The debate rages over immigration reform.  Speaker of the House John Boehner expressed doubt today that immigration reform will happen in 2014.  This has been going back and forth for years…

Something new: a new form for application to naturalize to US citizenship.  USCIS announced on February 4th

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama presented the State of the Union Address.  The State of the Union Address is meant to inform the American people of the direction in which the President hopes to lead the country in the coming year.  Some may find it inspiring, some may be discouraged. 

As in prior years,

Recently, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office shared his impressions at this time regarding visa demand in preference categories and predictions for the remainder of FY2013 with AILA.  This information is subject to change based on usage or new developments.

  • The India EB2 cutoff date continues to see very little forward movement