Immigration News

Laws and regulations change often. We stay up-to-date with the latest news and publish all the important updates, including our analysis, as soon as they become available.

Immigration News Articles

  • February 2022 visa bulletin

    March 2024 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions Including EB2 Priority Date India

    Published on February 12, 2024

    One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those who have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as “How long will it take for my date to be current?” and “Can I…

  • USCIS Fee increase 2024

    USCIS Fee Increase 2024: What You Need to Know

    Published on February 02, 2024

    USCIS has released the new immigration fees under the final rule which goes into effect on April 1, 2024. Additionally, USCIS has published new forms that correlate to these updated fees (April 1, 2024 – June 3, 2024 USCIS will honor a grace period and accept prior editions of most forms). In January, USCIS published…

  • premium processing fee increase

    USCIS Unveils Updated Premium Processing Fees in Response to Inflation

    Published on December 27, 2023

    On December 27th, USCIS announced that they would be increasing the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, in response to market conditions and inflation. The USCIS Stabilization Act, which originally instituted the premium processing fees, grants the Department of Homeland Security the ability to biennially adjust the fees. After maintaining these fees…

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    USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Reached for FY 2024

    Published on December 15, 2023

    USCIS has announced that enough H-1B petitions were received to meet the H-1B regular visa cap as well as the advanced degree exemption cap for FY 2024. Based on the guidelines, 65,000 visas are mandated under the H-1B regular cap while 20,000 are allotted under the master’s cap. The agency has said that they will…

  • Track Green Card and NVS Case Status in 2023 Cover Photo

    How to Track Your Green Card Step by Step for Immigrants

    Published on November 05, 2023

    A green card is a commonly used term for a permanent resident card. A green card allows the holder to work and live in the United States without restrictions. On this page, you will learn how to check your green card status, your NVC case status, and delayed green card applications. Ways to Track the Green…

  • NIW criteria

    Guide to EB-2 NIW Self Petition

    Published on September 07, 2023

    There are a number of advantages to choosing the EB-2 green card category as your immigration pathway. One of which is the National Interest Waiver (NIW) option which essentially allows you to bypass the job offer requirement and also labor certification process. The labor certification (PERM) is a time-consuming process that involves obtaining a job…

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    Can You Self-Petition for O-1 Visa?

    Published on September 05, 2023

    If you are wondering if you can self-petition for an O-1 visa, the short answer is no, not in the traditional sense. But, you can create a company as an applicant and employ yourself as a way to establish an employee-employer relationship. That means those who are not necessarily employed or have not received a…

  • affidavit of support i-134 2023

    I-134 – Complete Guide to Affidavit of Support in the U.S.

    Published on August 22, 2023

    Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, is required when wanting to sponsor a visa applicant (temporary visitor visa or K1/K2 visa) in order to demonstrate that they will not become a “public charge” to the government. There have been a few definition versions of what it means to be a public charge. During the Trump administration,…