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USCIS Announcement for Reducing Backlogs, Expanding Premium Processing, and Providing Relief to Work Permit Holders

Major update from USCIS! The agency announced a final rule to reduce backlogs, expand premium processing, and provide relief to work permit holders. USCIS is prioritizing making EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases premium processing eligible in fiscal year (FY) 2022. Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) will also be made premium processing eligible. By the end […]

Upgrades May Benefit Applicants with Pending Adjustment of Status (AOS)

Applicants with a pending adjustment of status (AOS) application based on an EB-3 immigrant petition, or even those whose US employers are willing to sponsor them through a PERM,  may want to consider filing a Self-Sponsored EB-1A or  Immigrant Petition before October 1, 2022, if eligible. USCIS recently published guidance that there are an “exceptionally high […]

Adjustment of Status FAQ

1. What are the General Requirements for Adjustment of Status Eligibility? A noncitizen must meet certain eligibility requirements to adjust status to that of lawful permanent resident (LPR). INA 245(a) requires that the applicant must have been: Inspected and admitted into the U.S., or Inspected and paroled into the U.S. Additionally, the noncitizen applicant must: […]

Immigrant Consular Processing FAQ

1. What is Form DS-260? Form DS-260 is an online visa application that must be completed and submitted through the National Visa Center’s website. Form DS-260 (Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application) is the first step in immigrant consular processing to become a permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States. 2. What is […]

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