Monthly Archives: September, 2021

  1. USCIS Extends Validity Of I-751 And I-829 Receipt Notices From 18 To 24 Months

    Another action by USCIS demonstrates that current processing times are becoming increasingly protracted. Effective September 4, 2021, USCIS announced that to accommodate current processing times for I-751 and I-829 petitions, they are increasing the validity of the receipt notices from 18 months to 24 months. Applicants who obtain a green card through a marriage where…

  2. Department of State Releases October Visa Bulletin and Predictions For Coming Months

    Last year’s October visa bulletin saw significant forward movement in dates, especially for EB-3 India, because of the large number of additional employment-based visas that were left over from the family-based preferences.  However, this year’s October visa bulletin is far less impressive.  See the link below: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2022/visa-bulletin-for-october-2021.html At the start of each fiscal year, USCIS…

  3. H-1B Denial Rates Continue to Drop

    Many applicants filing for an H-1B, under the previous administration, had to contend with difficult Requests for Evidence, followed by erroneous denials.  According to the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a nonpartisan policy research group, the denial rates for H-1B petitions for initial (new) employment was as follows: 24% in FY 2018; 21% in…

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