You can now check USCIS processing times online at the USCIS web site. All you need to enter is your form number, and the office processing your case. USCIS has made processing times easier to understand and provide a more realistic date range.

Check Case Processing Times

The processing time range is how long it is taking for USCIS to process your type of case from the date they received it. USCIS processes cases in the order they receive them, and they normally update this information monthly. The estimated time range displayed is based on data captured over the last two months.

The next webinar will be held by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be, “The CIS Ombudsman’s Webinar Series: Employment-Based Immigrant Visas – A Conversation with USCIS on the Statutory Framework and Pandemic Challenges“. The subject of the webinar will be about USCIS’ efforts to use all available immigrant visa numbers, giving eligible employment-based adjustment applicants the opportunity to obtain a Green Card within this fiscal year. The webinar will be held online, Thursday, May 26th from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm Eastern. For more details about this DHS event please review, “The CIS Ombudsman’s Webinar Series: Employment-Based Immigrant Visas – A Conversation with USCIS on the Statutory Framework and Pandemic Challenges“.

Source of Information:

DHS (dhs.gov), 5/17/22, DHS Event:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding its premium processing service for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, and are classified under the EB-1 and EB-2. This expanded premium processing service is only for certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification, member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a national interest waiver (NIW). 

*The expansion will occur in phases: 

  • Beginning June 1, 2022, we will accept Form I-907 requests for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021. 

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has created a document online on their research library listing all the 2022 USCIS form updates in reverse chronological order! This document lists updates of all forms issued by USCIS! Note: check the USCIS website for the latest updates and correct version of USCIS forms! 

Please review AILA Research Library document: 2022 USCIS Forms Updates 

 | Dated May 13, 2022

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Question #1 – Employment Based Immigration

What is the difference between an EB-2 and an EB-3 classification for a Green Card?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they will be honoring its dedicated workforce during Public Service Recognition Week, the week of May 1 through the 7th. Public Service Recognition Week recognizes and honors those serving our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees. USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou stated, “Today and every day, we recognize our dedicated workforce for their commitment and resiliency during challenging times and we thank them for their steadfast service to the nation. I’m proud of the tireless work the thousands of USCIS employees are doing to respond to humanitarian crises, break down barriers in the immigration system, increase access to eligible immigration benefits, promote efficiency and reduce our processing times, and welcome new citizens.” 

For more information please review the USCIS News Release, “USCIS Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week”. 

Source of Information: 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar, “USCIS Backlog Reduction and Processing Times” on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, between 2:00 to 3:00 pm (Eastern). USCIS stakeholders are invited to participate in a virtual stakeholder engagement with USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou! Director Jaddou will discuss agency-wide backlog reduction efforts and the reductions of processing times. For more details, please review the USCIS upcoming national engagement, “USCIS Backlog Reduction and Processing Times“. 

To Register for this webinar:  

  1. Visit our webinar registration page 

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, May 20, 2022. Act now and submit your questions!

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click the link to view the June 2022 Visa Bulletin

The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center using Consular Processing (outside of the US) or file on their own with USCIS Form I-485 (within the US).

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