The Department of State Visa Office has released the April 2019 Visa Bulletin. Similar to the March 2019 Visa Bulletin, slow advancement continues for employment-based categories overall for April 2019. EB-1 Worldwide will move forward by one month to February 1, 2018. However, there will be no forward movement next month for EB-1 China and India with the Final Action Date remaining at February 22, 2017. Advancement for EB-2 India will continue to remain very slow with moveme
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that premium processing will be available for FY2020 H1-B cap-subject petitions in a two-phased approach. Per USCIS’ announcement, the phase-in process will allow the agency to better manage premium processing requests without instituting a full suspension of the program as has been done for the past two H-1B cap seasons.
The two-phased approach for premium processing of FY2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions wil
The USCIS announced today that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12. As previously reported, the USCIS had suspended premium processing for H-1B change of employer, new employment and amendment petitions in September of last year. Earlier this year, the Service partially resumed premium processing for petitions still pending from last year’s H-1B cap lottery, and change of employer petitions that were filed before Decem