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
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
The Department of State’s Visa Office’s predictions as to how the priority dates will move for the next several months appear in the March Visa Bulletin:
VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS (April – June)
FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)
- F1: Three or four weeks
- F2A: Three to five weeks
USCIS proposes changes to the N-400 application that could make the form more-than double in length.…
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