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Can I Upgrade From EB-3 to EB-2 With the Same Employer?

By |September 19th, 2014|

So you have already been approved for an EB-3 but your Priority Date is retrogressed and it looks like it will be quite awhile […]

Can I File for an EB-2 Green Card Based on a US Master’s Degree Before I Have Actually Completed My Program?

By |September 19th, 2014|

Every once in a while we are asked about the possibility of filing for an EB-2 employment-based green card case for an individual who […]

Charlie Oppenheim Offers Insight Into How the Preference Based Visa System Works

By |September 18th, 2014|

Have you ever wondered exactly how DOS and USCIS coordinate to ensure preference-based visas are processed efficiently?  Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa […]

What Should I do if I Have Added or Deleted Family Members Since My Fee Bills Were Initially Issued by the NVC?

By |September 18th, 2014|

This is a great question that comes up quite a bit for green card cases in which the applicant’s case has been pending for […]

Charlie Oppenheim Says Demand for Employment-Based Cases From the Philippines Continues to Decline

By |September 17th, 2014|

The American Immigration Lawyers  Association (AILA) DOS Liaison Committee has begun a series designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and projections. […]

EB-2 India Immigrant Visas for 2014 Have Run Out But USCIS Will Continue to Accept, Though Not Process Until October 1

By |September 17th, 2014|

The American Immigration Lawyers  Association (AILA) DOS Liaison Committee has begun a series designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and projections. […]

Charlie Oppenheim Suggests India EB-2 On the Verge of Retrogression – Better File an Adjustment of Status Now if You Are Current

By |September 16th, 2014|

The American Immigration Lawyers  Association (AILA) DOS Liaison Committee has begun a series designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and projections. […]

Can I Send My Educational Transcripts for My Healthcare Worker Certificate (VisaScreen) Myself?

By |September 16th, 2014|

One of the most common causes for a delay in the processing of a healthcare worker certificate by CGFNS, FCCPT, and NBCOT is the […]

Update Regarding Payment of New Immigrant Visa Fee Rate to the NVC

By |September 15th, 2014|

We have now received an updated Fee Bill for a case that was previously issued Fee Bills at the rate of $405. This Fee […]

Do I Have to Go to the US Consulate With My Family Members to Get Their H-4 Visas?

By |September 15th, 2014|

Many times foreign nationals who are coming to the US to work on H-1B visas will arrive in the US ahead of their families and […]