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DOS Releases Update on How Embassies and Consulates Are Prioritizing IV Applications — Visa Lawyer Blog — August 30, 2021

Welcome back to Visalawyerblog! In this blog post, we bring you a new update from the U.S. Department of State regarding the status of immigrant visa processing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas. Today, the Department of State released an update reminding immigrant visa applicants that consular interview appointments are being scheduled using a four-tiered …

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October 2021 Visa Bulletin Projections and Beyond — Visa Lawyer Blog — September 16, 2021

Welcome back to Visalawyerblog! In this blog post we share with you an overview of the State Department’s October 2021 Q&A answer session with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State, also known as “Chats with Charlie,” broadcasted every month on the State Department’s YouTube channel. …

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FY 2023 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration is Open until November 9, 2021 — Visa Lawyer Blog — October 11, 2021

Happy Columbus Day! In this blog post, we share important updates regarding the Diversity Visa Lottery Program for fiscal year 2023. What you need to know The State Department is now accepting online registrations for the Diversity Visa Lottery program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 (registration opened Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at noon EDT). Foreign …

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Your Guide to the November 2021 Visa Bulletin, What to Expect, and More! — Visa Lawyer Blog — October 14, 2021

Welcome back to Visalawyerblog! In this blog post, we will cover the release of the November Visa Bulletin 2021 and what you can expect for employment based and family preference categories during the month of November 2021. The Department of State releases the visa bulletin on a monthly basis, which summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers for that …

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November 2021 Visa Bulletin Projections and Beyond — Visa Lawyer Blog — October 28, 2021

Welcome back to Visalawyerblog! In this blog post we share with you an overview of the State Department’s November 2021 Q&A answer session with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State, also known as “Chats with Charlie,” broadcasted every month on the State Department’s YouTube channel. This …

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New House Reconciliation Bill Would Exempt Employment-Based Immigrants from Numerical Limitations — Visa Lawyer Blog — November 1, 2021

A new House reconciliation bill adds new language that could open a path to permanent residency for highly skilled immigrants without waiting for their priority date to become current. The new bill, known as H.R. 5376 “the Build Back Better Act,” is the latest initiative backed by the Biden administration to strengthen the middle class …

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U.S. Welcomes International Air Travel for Fully Vaccinated Starting Monday November 8th, Canada/Mexico Land Border Open for Fully Vaccinated Non-Essential Travel, Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Closing November 9th, and More! — Visa Lawyer Blog — November 4, 2021

In this blog post, we share with you a roundup of new immigration updates for the week starting with some important reminders. U.S. Welcomes International Air Travel from Fully Vaccinated Starting Monday November 8th As we have reported on our blog, the Biden administration has issued a new Presidential Proclamation that rescinds the geographic COVID-19 …

U.S. Welcomes International Air Travel for Fully Vaccinated Starting Monday November 8th, Canada/Mexico Land Border Open for Fully Vaccinated Non-Essential Travel, Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Closing November 9th, and More! — Visa Lawyer Blog — November 4, 2021 Read More »

Diversity Visa Reassignment Procedures for Kabul and Baghdad — Visa Lawyer Blog — January 10, 2022

We are happy for you to join us today. In this blog post we share some new updates in the world of immigration law for Diversity Visa Program selectees. The Department of State has just released important procedures for Diversity Visa Applicants selected in the 2022 DV program with cases assigned to the U.S. Embassy …

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Your Guide to the February 2022 Visa Bulletin, What to Expect, and More! — Visa Lawyer Blog — January 13, 2022

It is that time of the month again! In this blog post, we will cover the release of the February Visa Bulletin 2022 and what you can expect for employment based and family preference categories during the month of February 2022. The Department of State releases the visa bulletin on a monthly basis, which summarizes the availability …

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What is DOS doing to eliminate the Visa Backlogs? What is the status of processing at missions in China? & More! — Visa Lawyer Blog — January 27, 2022

In today’s blog post, we share some interesting Question and Answer responses recently provided by the Department of State’s Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Consular Affairs (L/CA), in a meeting with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The responses below provide some important insight into current immigration policies and procedures taking place amid …

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