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Recent Posts in Visa Office Category

  • The K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa Process

    A K-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that can be issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a U.S. citizen for the purpose of entering the U.S. to get married. After the marriage, it is possible for the foreign spouse to apply for lawful residence through a process known as the adjustment of status. Find out more about the process of obtaining a fiancé visa. Am I Eligible for a Fiancé Visa? In order to be ...
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  • Filing for Permanent Residency as a Refugee

    Refugees and asylees seeking shelter and sanctuary in the United States seem to be at the top of every headline in recent weeks as the conflict in Syria rages on. While many citizens wonder if the refugees will be forced to leave, the refugees themselves need to start thinking about how they can legally stay. Although it might not be common knowledge, people who have been refugees or held asylum ...
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  • USCIS Accepting Inquiries into H-1B Extension

    Currently, USCIS is taking longer than 6 months to adjudicate H-1B Extension petitions and H-1B Transfer petitions. On April 21, 2016, USCICS announced that Petitioners may submit an inquiry to USCIS if their H-1B Extension or Transfer petitions have been pending for more than 210 days. In order to submit an inquiry, the Petitioner must 1) call the National Customer Service Center at ...
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  • USCIS Completed Initial Intake of all FY 2017 H-1B CAP Petitions

    On May 2 nd , 2016, USCIS stated that it had processed all H-1B cap petitions selected for FY 2017. USCIS will now start returning all H-1B petitions that were not selected in the lottery. USCIS requests that Petitioners only contact USCIS after they receive the Receipt Notices or the unselected petitions. USCIS is unable to project a definite date by when it will be returning all the unselected ...
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  • DOS Practice Tip: H1B1 Singapore/Chile Issues with DS-160

    The Visa Office has identified and is working to fix the issue with DS-160 wherein the Singaporean H-1B1 applicants are only given an option for the H-1B1 for Chilean nationals and vice versa. The Visa Office has advised the applicants that until the issue is resolved, Singaporean H-1B1 applicants should apply as Chilean H-1B1 applicants and Chilean H-1B1 applicants should apply as Singaporean ...
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