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Manila Consulate Has Questions About EB-2 Standard

Manila Consulate has questions about EB2 ??? Recently, a number of PT’s who have been approved by the USCIS under the EB2 visa classification […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|General|1 Comment

FCCPT Should Outweigh EDGE Database

For more than two years USCIS has been inconsistent in processing I-140 permanent residence applications in the Eb-2 category for Physical Therapists. The Eb-2 classification […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Credentials|0 Comments

Manila Consulate Thumbs its Nose at Legal Advisory

As previously reported in this blog, in mid February, the US Consulate in Manila reversed years of policy and practice regarding the issuance of […]

Good news for NPTE test-takers seeking a B visa from Manila

The Department of State, Advisory Opinion office has informed us that they will be issuing interim guidance to the US Consulate in Manila to correct the misinterpretation […]

Manila Consulate Policy Wrong !

When a US Consulate misinterprets a regulation created by another government agency and begins to apply it improperly, the impact is far-reaching and we […]

Alliance Announces First Certified Subscribers

Recently the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices announced its first 2 subscribers, O’Grady Peyton and GlobalCare, Inc. HLG sends a special congratulations out to its […]


On Friday, the USCIS held an open forum to discuss the impact of the January Neufeld memo which prohibited “job shops” from participating in […]

Is the H-1b cap 65,000 or 58,200 ?

With the recent announcement from the USCIS that 56,900 H-1b cases have been counted against the FY 2010 cap, there has been wide speculation […]