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NVC Reports on 2016 Workload

By |November 16th, 2016|

The National Visa Center recently reported its 2016 case volume, and some of the numbers are amazing. They may also explain why we don’t […]

Department of State Announces a “No Eyeglasses Policy” For Passport and Visa Applications

By |October 10th, 2016|

The Department of State (DOS) has announced a “No Eyeglasses Policy” which will go into effect November 1, 2016. Under this policy, US Consulates will no […]

Manila Consulate Creating Its Own Rules for Green Card Wage Requirements

By |September 28th, 2016|

Obtaining an employment-based green card through consular processing is often a lengthy process. As such, by the time the applicant appears for an interview, […]

Hammond Law Group Announces Free Conference Call to Discuss New FCCPT VisaScreen Standard

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Hammond Law Group, LLC has announced a free conference call on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00pm Eastern Time to discuss the changes FCCPT […]

FCCPT Announces Changes to VisaScreen Educational Standard for PT’s Effective Immediately

By |September 20th, 2016|

On Friday, September 16, 2016, the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) made an announcement called, “Important change to USCIS requirements for Health […]

Don’t Expect PERM Revisions in 2016

By |September 15th, 2016|

Acting OFLC Administrator William Thompson recently provided an update to the American Immigration Lawyers Association regarding the status of the PERM modernization regulation that we […]

Hammond Law Group LLC Opens Los Angeles Office

By |August 18th, 2016|

Hammond LAw Group LLC is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Los Angeles, California. Senior attorney Cynthia Perez will be the […]

U.S. Ranks in Top 5 Highest Paying Countries for RNs

By |July 15th, 2016|

Data pulled from the appropriate wage statistic reporting agency in each respective country (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the United States) indicates the […]

The August 2016 Visa Bulletin is Out

By |July 15th, 2016|

The MONTH, 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released and contains the following cut-off dates:

EB-2 Category

Rest of World (ROW): Current

China: 01FEB12 – No change.

India: 01FEB08 – […]

USCIS Announces It Has Returned all 2017 H-1B Lottery Rejected Cases

By |July 8th, 2016|

USCIS has announced that as of July 8, 2016, it has returned all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in […]