USCIS today confirmed reports from Politco.com and NBC News that it would be expanding interviews to employment-based permanent resident (aka “green card”) applicants and others who file their applications in the US. Currently, employment-based applicants are generally waived of an interview, which normally does take place for family-based applicants. This will likely slow down processing times…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Employment-Based Green Cards
U.S. Nursing Shortage and the Importance of Foreign Nurses
Our visa system is monitored through the Visa Bulletin, issued each month. The bulletin reports which visa category for which countries can proceed through the visa process to completion. Those who do not have a current priority date must wait until their visa becomes what is called “current.” The dramatic reduction in wait times for… Read more »
New Rule Will Permit Thousands to File I-485s Beginning Oct. 1
A new rule will allow family and employment-based Green Card applicants to apply for a change of immigration status earlier than previously possible. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in coordination with the Department of State (DOS), announced on September 9 a change in the process for determining visa availability for immigrants seeking “adjustment of… Read more »
What is the National Interest Waiver Green Card?
The “National Interest Waiver” or “NIW” is a rather underutlized approach to obtaining legal permanent residence in the United States. It is available to foreign nationals working in the US in various fields such as business, education, the arts, and sciences whose employment within the United States is in the “national interest” of the country… Read more »