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Immigration Forms Update: USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-539

Are you seeking to extend or change your current immigration status?


USCIS has published a new version of form I-539, which is used for someone currently in one immigration status to extend time in that status or change to a new status. USCIS has announced that it will allow use of the old form only until March 21st, 2019.

November 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for November 2018. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the Bulletin also includes notes on the extension of two employment visa categories, the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and Employment Fifth Preference Pilot (I5 and R5).

October 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for October 2018. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the Bulletin also includes notes on the scheduled expiration of two employment visa categories, the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and the Employment Fifth Preference Categories (I5 and R5), which will only be restored if Congress acts.

September 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for September 2018. In addition to final action dates and dates for filing applications, the bulletin also includes notes on the diversity visa cut-offs, Special Immigrant translator visa availability, and retrogression of September employment-based final action dates.

July 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for July 2018. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing charts, the bulletin also includes notes on the diversity visa cut-offs, special immigrant translator visa availability, and retrogression of several employment-based final action dates.

TPS to end for Honduras

On May 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be terminating the TPS designation for Honduras. The approximately 90,000 Honduran citizens who are currently present in the U.S. in TPS have until January 5, 2020 to either depart or to find another way to remain here lawfully under our immigration laws.

May 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for May 2018. In addition to filing and filing action dates, the Bulletin also includes notes on the diversity visa cut-offs, special immigrant translator visa availability, and oversubscription of the Vietnam EB-5 category.