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Chinese H and L Visa Applicants Must go to U.S. Embassy and Consulates

H and L visa applicants in China must now go to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulates in Guangzhou and Shanghai:” The United States Embassy in Beijing and Consulates General in Mission China would like to take this opportunity to advise the American Immigration Lawyers Association that changes have been made to…
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Who Qualified for the Visa Lottery?

Who Qualifies for the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV2020)?  Each year, the Department of State administers a Diversity Visa Lottery program that “distributes diversity visas among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than 7 percent of the available DVs in any one year.” For the 2020 fiscal year, 50,000 Diversity Visas are…
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How to Determine When Your Immigration Petition or Application will be Processed

New automated pilot methodology It’s a common and frustrating issue when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gives you an estimated processing time for your immigration petition/application and it ends up being several months off. Inconsistent filing times are inconvenient for applicants who are planning to travel outside the United States and must wait…
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Tougher Vetting for U.S. Visa Applicants

“The United States has one of the most stringent visa application processes in the world. The need for tightening the application process further is really unknown and unclear.” –  Babak Yousefzadeh, President of the Iranian American Bar Association   On May 23rd, the Office of Management and Budget, under the Trump Administration, approved a more…
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NAFSA 2017: Programming for International Students In and After F-1

Presented by Lisa Scott at the 2017 NAFSA  Annual Conference.