Category Archives: EB-1, EB-2, National Interest Waivers, and EB-3

  1. USCIS Expands Premium Processing For Certain EB-1c and EB-2 NIW Applications

    Our readers will be aware that back in April USCIS announced that they would expand premium processing to applications that do not currently qualify.  This expansion will be applied in a phased approach as follows: As of June 1, 2022, USCIS will allow premium processing of EB-1C applications for managers/executives. This applies to applications received…

  2. How To Make An Interfile Request To Switch Employment Categories

    By now most people are familiar with the concept of filing a downgrade application from EB-2 to EB-3.  However, last October so many applicants filed downgrades, that the demand for EB-3 green cards, has far exceeded the number available, resulting in severe retrogression, especially for EB-3 India. In November 2021, EB-3 India dates retrogressed by…

  3. USCIS Confirms It Will Suspend Biometrics For Certain Nonimmigrants

    USCIS has stated it will suspend the biometrics requirements for H-4, L-2, E-1, E-2 and E-3 applicants from May 17th, 2021 for a period of 2 years.  The biometric requirement was introduced by the Trump administration and was particularly cumbersome for H-4 and L-2 applicants as it meant that their applications would no longer be…

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