Opportunity for some Retrogressed Countries to File for Adjustment October 2019

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website, the agency will allow employment-based green card applicants (including EB-5) to use the “Dates for Filing” (Chart B) from the October 2019 Visa Bulletin when petitioning USCIS for their adjustment of status (AOS) during October 2019. What does this good news mean for you? EB-5 visa applicants from China, Vietnam, or India who have an approved I-526 and are currently living in the United…

Good News for Pending I-829 applicants

On June 11, 2018 USCIS released a memo relating to I-829 processing changes. Effective immediately, instead of getting an automatic 12 extension of status when filing an I-829, USCIS will now extend I-829 applicants and their family members for 18 months based on longer processing times. From the USCIS Memo: As of June 11, 2018, petitioners who file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition…

Second Blog Post

The E-1 visa category allows foreign nationals who are citizens of treaty countries to engage in activities as a treaty trader, or as an employee of a qualifying entity that in turn must be a treaty trader.  Treaty traders engage in substantial international trade of goods, services, or technology between the treaty country and themselves. E-1 Visa Requirements E-1 Treaty Trader  The treaty trader must meet the following criteria to qualify: Be…

First Blog Post

The E-1 visa category allows foreign nationals who are citizens of treaty countries to engage in activities as a treaty trader, or as an employee of a qualifying entity that in turn must be a treaty trader.  Treaty traders engage in substantial international trade of goods, services, or technology between the treaty country and themselves. E-1 Visa Requirements E-1 Treaty Trader  The treaty trader must meet the following criteria to qualify: Be…