Category: Immigration

Trump Issues Proclamation Extending Suspension of Entry of Certain Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamations 10014 and 10052, which suspended the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants into the United States in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamations have been continued until March 31, 2021. DOS provided an update regarding the extension. For more on the extension of the proclamations, see this Forbes article, which includes insights from AILA [..]

Read More

Updates To Know on Visa Services

DOS Provides Updates on Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services DOS updated its announcement and FAQs on the phased resumption of visas services, noting that it will resume routine visa services on a post-by-post basis but is unable to provide a specific date for when each mission will resume specific services. The agency also announced that it [..]

Read More

DHS Will Increase Premium Processing Fees as of October 1, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security published a final rule in today’s Federal Register which increases the premium processing filing fee by 14.92%. This changes the current fee of $1,225.00 to $1,410. This new fee will begin to take effect on October 1, 2018 and any applications or petitions postmarked to the USCIS on or after [..]

Read More

USCIS on Social Media

Did you know that the USCIS has a strong presence on social media? In an effort to stay connected with the public, the USCIS has been active in maintaining useful news, blogs, and YouTube videos. Here are convenient links to their social media: USCIS on Facebook Official Facebook page of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [..]

Read More