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After consulting with the Department of State (DOS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the lists of countries whose nationals will be eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs for the next year. This notice was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 10, 2021, listing the eligible countries. 

Please view this USCIS News Alert for more information and the complete list: DHS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs 

 
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The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click the link to view the December 2021 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).

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, between 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians . USCIS experts will respond to questions submitted in advance and via chat during this webinar, but they will not answer case-specific questions.

To Register for this webinar:

  1. Visit our webinar registration page.

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Question #1 – Visa Interview

If I do not speak English, when I go to my interview for my visa, will a translator be provided for me or will I need to provide one myself?

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – General Douglas MacArthur

Veterans Day 2021 – Thursday, November 11, 2020 (federal holiday)

In the United States, Veterans Day is a national holiday which is observed every November 11th. This holiday is set aside to honor all who have served in the U.S. Military.

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) provides an updated ‘processing times’ in table form, with information on FY2021 third quarterly completions; July 2021 to September 2021. These figures indicate the time that it takes from the date the case is received at AAO coming from the Service Center or District Office to completion.

AAO Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 10/4/21. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.

Note: Starting with the January 2017 Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times Report, the AAO has changed how it presents processing time data. The AAO will now provide, by form type, the total number of case completions for the fiscal year quarter and the percentage completed within 180 days, cases completed divided by their projected case goal.

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, November 12, 2021. Act now and submit your questions!

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a national webinar on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, between 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Eastern). This webinar will provide an overview Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians . USCIS experts will respond to questions submitted in advance and via chat during this webinar, but they will not answer case-specific questions.

To Register for this webinar:

  1. Visit our webinar registration page.
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