April 2018 Visa Bulletin Green Card Update

The Department of State has posted the Visa Bulletin for April 2018. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is current for all nationals, except those born in India and China who now have a cutoff date of January 1, 2012.   EB-2 and EB-3 final action dates are  current for all except those born in India, China, and …

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H-1B visa extension rules under AC21 will not change, according to recent USCIS statement

In late December,  it was reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  was considering new regulations that would prevent H-1B visa extensions currently allowed for H-1B workers with pending green card applications. The news report caused quite a stir, considering that such a  measure could cause hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to …

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When Can Foreign Physicians Apply for the Green Card After J-1 Waiver Approval?

After getting a J-1 waiver application approved ("J-1 waiver"), foreign grad physicians often wonder when to apply for the green card. In most cases, the time to apply depends entirely upon the physician and the sponsoring employer (or relative). Typically, physicians get permanent residence (green card) through one of the following categories: National interest waiver …

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