Visa Bulletin Alert by Immigratoin Road

This post was originally published on this siteJust like you, we can’t wait to see the new visa bulletin each month. After all, it practically determines who can file for I-485 and who is eligible to receive their green card. So, starting from the 8th, we find ourselves constantly checking the Department of State’s website. … Read moreVisa Bulletin Alert by Immigratoin Road

Visa Bulletin Predictions: February 2019

This post was originally published on this siteThe Visa Office of the Department of State is responsible for publishing visa bulletins each month. Occasionally, the Visa Office also provides their predictions on cut-off date movement in the coming months. In the February, 2019 Visa Bulletin, DOS offered their predictions for monthly cutoff dates movement. This … Read moreVisa Bulletin Predictions: February 2019

USCIS Customer Service Phone Menu – Updated May 3, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteUSCIS National Customer Service Center provides a toll-free phone number (1-800-375-5283) for customers to call and obtain a wide range of information. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system is designed to not only provide general immigration information, but also handle application status or other case-specific questions. Callers will … Read moreUSCIS Customer Service Phone Menu – Updated May 3, 2018

Visa Bulletin Graph – Best Way to Track Cutoff Date Movement

This post was originally published on this siteVisa Bulletin is one of the most important concepts in U.S. immigration. It’s a monthly publication that defines “cutoff” dates, which determine who can submit a green card application such as I-485, and more importantly, whose application may be approved. But the Visa Bulletin is basically a series … Read moreVisa Bulletin Graph – Best Way to Track Cutoff Date Movement

May 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for May 2017. The table below shows “Final Action (Approval)” cut-off dates and movement from the previous month, for all major employment-based categories. To see filing cut-off dates or family-sponsored categories please go to the Visa Bulletin page linked … Read moreMay 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

Visa Number Use by Category – USCIS vs DOS – FY2015

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of State (DOS) published data on the consumption of immigrant visa numbers by preference category. Each visa number represents a green card, or permanent residence, granted to an applicant. The data are also separated into two groups: The ones issued by DOS to applicants outside the … Read moreVisa Number Use by Category – USCIS vs DOS – FY2015

December 2015 Visa Bulletin and Future Cutoff Date Predictions

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for December 2015. The table below is a quick overview of the “Final Action (Approval)” cut-off dates and movement from the previous month, for the backlogged employment-based preferences. For all other categories, including family sponsored, please visit our Visa … Read moreDecember 2015 Visa Bulletin and Future Cutoff Date Predictions

Visa Bulletin for October 2015: New Format with Dual Charts

This post was originally published on this siteThe October 2015 Visa Bulletin marks a significant change to the process of determining visa availability. Under the legacy system, there is one cutoff date for each category: You will not be able to submit an application, or if you already have a pending case, it will not … Read moreVisa Bulletin for October 2015: New Format with Dual Charts

USCIS Transformation Program: One Billion Over Budget, Four Years Behind Schedule

This post was originally published on this siteRemember the transformation program USCIS launched years ago to convert their paper filing system to electronic filing? Well, after 10 years and billions of dollars, it is far from done. The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report detailing their progress, and it isn’t pretty: The U.S. … Read moreUSCIS Transformation Program: One Billion Over Budget, Four Years Behind Schedule

USCIS I-485 Statistics – January to March, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the latest performance data of I-485 Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Below is a summary of the total number of I-485 cases by category. For more detailed statistics including service center and field office data, please click … Read moreUSCIS I-485 Statistics – January to March, 2015