Visa Bulletin

Spouses of Permanent Residents can File Their Green Card Applications in July!

Are you the spouse of a permanent resident who has been lawfully residing in the U.S., waiting for the F2A preference category to become current so that you can apply for your green card? Well wait no more! The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for July 2019 has just been released, and shows the F2A category as current across all countries.

This means that in July, the spouse of a permanent resident will be able to submit the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative and I-485 Application to Adjust Status concurrently. Alternatively if your permanent resident spouse has already filed an I-130 Petition on your behalf, you will be eligible to submit the I-485 Application for your green card beginning July 1st.

Assembling the required documentation for a green card application takes time. Contact us today at theteam@huwelaw.com or 415-496-9040 to get started now!

Can you apply for a green card this month? Check the May Visa Bulletin!

Have you been “waiting in line” for a green card to become available in your preference category? You can check the U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for May 2019 to see if your priority date is current this month.

USCIS has determined that in May, the Dates for Filing Chart must be used for family-sponsored green cards, and the Final Action Dates Chart used for employer-sponsored green cards.

To view the full Bulletin, please visit:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-may-2019.html

Need help interpreting the Bulletin and preparing and filing your green card application?

Contact us at theteam@huwelaw.com or 415-496-9040 today.

Can you apply for a green card this month? Check the April Visa Bulletin!

Have you been “waiting in line” for a green card to become available in your preference category? You can check the U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for April 2019 to see if your priority date is current this month.

USCIS has determined that in April, the Dates for Filing Chart must be used for family-sponsored green cards, and the Final Action Dates Chart used for employer-sponsored green cards.

To view the full Bulletin, please visit:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-april-2019.html

Need help interpreting the Bulletin and preparing and filing your green card application? Contact us at theteam@huwelaw.com or 415-496-9040 today.

Can you apply for a green card next month? Check the March Visa Bulletin!

Have you been “waiting in line” for a green card to become available in your preference category? You can now check the U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for March 2019 to see if your priority date will be current next month.

February Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for February 2019. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the Bulletin also includes notes about diversity immigrant visas (DV), the Employment Fourth Preference Category for Certain Religious Workers (SR), and the Employment Fifth Preference Categories (I5 and R5), as well as visa availability for the coming months.

January Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for January 2019. In addition to the Final Action Dates and Dates for Filing charts, the bulletin also includes notes about diversity immigrant visas (DV), the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR), and the Employment Fifth Preference Categories (I5 and R5). 

December Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for December 2018. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the Bulletin also includes notes on the diversity visa and the scheduled expiration of the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and the Employment Fifth Preference Categories (I5 and R5).

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).

New USCIS policy regarding NTA issuance goes into effect

On October 1st, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new policy regarding the issuance of a Notice to Appear in immigration court (NTA) following the denial of an application or petition.

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.

June 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for June 2018. In addition to filing and filing action dates, the bulletin includes notes on the diversity visa cut-offs, special immigrant translator visa availability, and visa availability for Mexico E4 and SR.

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.

April 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for April 2018. In addition to filing and filing action dates, the Bulletin also includes information on diversity visa cut-offs, the special immigrant translator visa availability, over-subscription of the China-mainland born and India EB-1 categories, and visa availability in the Vietnam EB-5 category.

March 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for March 2018. In addition to filing and filing action dates, the Bulletin also includes information on diversity visa cut-offs, the special immigrant translator visa availability, visa availability in the Vietnam employment fifth preference category, and the scheduled expiration of two employment visa categories.

February 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for February 2018. In addition to filing and filing action dates, the Bulletin includes information on includes information on the diversity visa cut-offs, the Special Immigrant translator visa availability, the scheduled expiration of two employment visa categories, and visa availability in the coming months.