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  • USCIS to Implement Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 & EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    Since June 1, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has phased in an expansion of premium processing services. This expansion is part of USCIS’s efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system. The third phase of this expansion began September 15, 2022. In this phase USCIS will accept Form […]
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  • USCIS Implements Second Phase of Premium Processing for Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is beginning to implement its second phase of premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. This is specifically meant for Form I-140s filed under EB-1 and EB-2 classifications under the E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as […]
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  • USCIS to Implement Premium Processing

    On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it would be implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Watch the video below for more information, plus check out our previous post on the subject and our post on Crossing the […]
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  • USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously-Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it would be implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Premium processing provides expedited processing for Form I-140. It guarantees that the USCIS will take some adjudicative action on the case within […]
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  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver Green Cards

    The employment-based second preference immigrant visa (EB-2) is reserved for individuals holding advanced degrees or for those who possess exceptional ability. Generally, EB-2 petitions must be accompanied by an approved labor certification from the Department of Labor. That lengthy process, however, can be waived by requesting a National Interest Waiver (NIW). A NIW permits an […]
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  • DHS Final Rule Provides for Automatic 180 Extension of Work Authorization for Certain Categories when EAD Renewal Received

    On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule, Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, which granted automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in certain circumstances. Specifically, the rule—effective January 17, 2017—automatically extends the employment authorization and validity of existing EADs […]
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  • FAQ October 2020 Visa Bulletin

    On September 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) released the highly-anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin, released monthly by the DOS, provides updated dates on when a foreign national can submit their Adjustment of Status (AOS) application or have their AOS case adjudicated. The submission of an AOS application is the final step […]
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  • October 2020 Visa Bulletin Provides Significant Forward Movement for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications

    On September 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) released the October 2020 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin, released monthly by the DOS, provides updated dates on when a foreign national can submit his/her Adjustment of Status (AOS) application or have his/her AOS case adjudicated. The submission and adjudication of the AOS application are the final steps […]
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  • The PERM Difference: EB-2 and EB-3 Categories

    The United States makes approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas available each fiscal year for foreign nationals as well as their spouses and children who wish to obtain a U.S. green card. The allocation of these visa numbers are divided into five preference categories based on their occupational skills. An individual needs the right combination of […]
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  • The Difference Between EB-2 & EB-3 PERMs

    In an employment-based green card case based on a PERM labor certification, there are two possible categories: EB2 and EB3. Some of you watching might know that the difference between these two categories is significant, boiling mostly down to concerns with processing times. The EB-2 or EB-3 category impacts the timing of the applicant’s ability […]
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