Thursday, August 22, 2019

USCIS Helps Detect Marriage Fraud Ring

The Bridgeport resident pleaded guilty to arranging numerous fraudulent marriages so noncitizens could obtain Green Cards.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. John H. Durham, United States attorney for the District of  Connecticut; the acting special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston; and a supervisory immigration officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS), announced that Jodian Stephenson, also known as “Jodian Gordon,” 35, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty on Aug. 19, in New Haven federal court to a conspiracy charge stemming from her arrange

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tools Outage

USCIS will conduct a system maintenance starting at 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 22nd until 3 a.m. on Friday, August 23rd.  All times are Eastern.

During this time you may experience technical difficulties with one or more online tools:

  • Check My Case Status
  • e-Request
  • Change of Address Online
  • Check Processing Times
  • Civil Surgeon Locator
  • FOIA Status Check
  • Office Locator
  • File Online
  • myUSCIS Online Account

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued policy guidance (PDF, 305 KB) in the USCIS Policy Manual to address its discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals who are paroled into the United States, including those who are otherwise inadmissible.

Certain foreign nationals may be paroled into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. Parolees are not entitled to emp

Friday, August 16, 2019

Visa Bulletin October 2019 Predictions

For official September 2019 Visa Bulletin and analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-september-2019.aspx

Please see October 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F122FEB1322FEB1322FEB1315AUG9608AUG08
F2ACCCCC
F2B22AUG1422AUG1422AUG1408AUG9808SEP08
F308OCT0708OCT0708OCT0708DEC9501MAY98
F401JAN0701JAN0708OCT0422JAN9708OCT98
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108JUN1308JUN1308JUN1315DEC9901JAN09
F2A22AUG1922AUG1922AUG1922AUG1922AUG19
F2B01NOV1401NOV1401NOV1401MAY9908MAR09
F322FEB0822FEB0822FEB0801SEP0008SEP98
F408MAY0708MAY0701JUN0508JAN9901APR99

Thursday, August 15, 2019

USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

USCIS has returned all fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process. On May 17, USCIS announced that it had completed data entry of all selected H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2020.

September 2019 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For September 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-september-2019.aspx

Please see below analysis of September 2019 Visa Bulletin:

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F1+6 Months+6 Months+6 MonthsNo Change+4 Months
F2ANo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change
F2B+5 Months+5 Months+5 Months+1 Month+4 Months
F3+2 Months 9 Days+2 Months 9 Days+2 Months 9 DaysNo Change+4 Months
F4+1 Month+1 Month+7 DaysNo Change+2 Months
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F1+2 Months+2 Months+2 Months+7 Days+3 Months 10 Days
F2A+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month
F2B+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month+3 Months
F3+1 Month+1 Month+1 MonthNo Change+4 Months
F4+2 Months 24 Days+2 Months 24 Days+7 Days+7 Days+2 Months

September 2019 Visa Bulletin

For August 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-august-2019.aspx

For analysis of September 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-analysis-september-2019.aspx

September 2019 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from September 1 to September 30 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 01JAN13
01JAN13 01JAN13 01AUG96 22JUN08
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01JUN14 01JUN14 01JUN14 01JUL98 01AUG08
F3 01SEP07 01SEP07 01SEP07 01DEC95 01FEB98
F4 01NOV06 01NOV06 22SEP04 01JAN97 01JUL98
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 01MAY13 01MAY13 01MAY13 08NOV99 01DEC08
F2A 01JUL19 01JUL19 01JUL19 01JUL19 01JUL19
F2B 15OCT14 15OCT14 15OCT14 01MAR99 01FEB09
F3 22JAN08 22JAN08 22JAN08 15JUL00 01AUG98
F4 08MAR07 08MAR07 22MAY05 22DEC98 01JAN99